updated 12/30/2008 6:11:07 PM ET 2008-12-30T23:11:07

Dozens of hard-line students broke into the British Embassy residence on Tuesday, Iran's official news agency said.

The students accuse Britain of supporting Israel's air assault on the Gaza Strip, the IRNA agency said.

According to the agency, the students stormed the compound Tuesday evening and pulled down the British flag.

The students then hoisted a Palestinian flag at the compound's entrance before police forced them to leave, IRNA said.

The news agency said the break-in lasted about an hour and that calm had been restored. No injuries were reported.

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband had called for an immediate cease-fire by both Israel and Hamas, which controls Gaza.

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