Iranian protesters entered the British embassy compound in Tehran on Tuesday, smashing windows and burning the British flag, during a rally against new sanctions London imposed on the Islamic state, live Iranian television images showed.

Protesters could be seen on state Press TV throwing stones, sheets of paper and one waved a framed picture of Queen Elizabeth, apparently found inside the compound. The semi-official Mehr news agency said protesters pulled down the British flag, burnt it, and put up the Iranian flag.

(Reporting by Robin Pomeroy; Editing by Mark Heinrich)