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1980s
30 Dec 08,, 22:53
If the flag incident is true then this appears to be a copy-cat incident of an earlier siege that took place at the Egyptian consulate in Yemen.


Iranian hardliners storm UK embassy
By Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran

Published: December 30 2008 22:30 | Last updated: December 30 2008 22:30

About 300 Iranian radicals stormed a British embassy building on Tuesday to protest at the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, briefly occupying it and raising a Palestinian flag, Iranian media reported.

The move followed a speech this week by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, in which he urged all Muslims to help Palestinians in any way they could and criticised Arab states for not backing up Gazans.

Groups of Iranian students have staged protests outside the British embassy and the Egyptian Interests Section. But the storming of the British embassy’s residential and cultural compound marked the first time they had ventured into embassy territory.

The embassy confirmed that the radicals “trespassed” but added “the embassy is back into our control now”. It said all embassy staff were safe.

Protests outside embassies in Tehran are not unprecedented and usually happen in response to perceived assaults against Muslims, such as the 2006 publication of Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

But the last time an embassy was seized was in 1980, when Iranian revolutionaries took over the US embassy and held 55 diplomats hostage for 444 days.

Iranian police intervened quickly to evict the radicals from the British embassy building. The embassy said it was “in touch with Iranian authorities”, without giving details.

Fars news agency, a voice for radical groups in Iran, reported that the protest against Britain and Egypt would continue. Tabnak, a news website close to conservatives, reported that groups were calling for the closure of Egyptian and Jordanian diplomatic missions.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3691f3fa-d6bb-11dd-9bf7-000077b07658.html

Ironduke
30 Dec 08,, 23:55
Sometimes I wonder what goes through their heads. There's a conflict between Israel and Hamas at the moment, so storm the UK embassy.

Tronic
31 Dec 08,, 02:58
Sometimes I wonder what goes through their heads. There's a conflict between Israel and Hamas at the moment, so storm the UK embassy.

They crave attention.

kuku
31 Dec 08,, 06:01
They had to storm into something, the US and Israelis will never go there to open up embassies, tough luck for the UK embassy.

Dreadnought
31 Dec 08,, 14:22
Toss a daisy cutter outside the compound and slam the door. I wonder why this never happens here in the U.S. oh thats right were civilized and never stirred by hate filled preaching clerics nor their minions. Nothing but sheep.:tongue:

Dreadnought
31 Dec 08,, 14:24
The move followed a speech this week by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, in which he urged all Muslims to help Palestinians in any way they could and criticised Arab states for not backing up Gazans.


Somebody needs to toss that guy and his pathetic scope of what he calls religion in a very deep hole.;)

1980s
31 Dec 08,, 17:37
The rioters/protestors were students (according to the media) and had nothing to do with the regime or any government affiliate. The police came to break-up the protest and remove them from the British embassy.

http://media.farsnews.com/Media/8710/ImageReports/8710110015/15_8710110015_L600.jpg
http://media.farsnews.com/Media/8710/ImageReports/8710110015/27_8710110015_L600.jpg
http://media.farsnews.com/Media/8710/ImageReports/8710110015/25_8710110015_L600.jpg

http://www1.farsnews.com/imgrep.php?nn=8710110015

Dreadnought
31 Dec 08,, 17:39
I wonder what their major will be.:rolleyes:

Dreadnought
31 Dec 08,, 17:41
The rioters/protestors were students.

Rioting and Protesting for a known terrorist organization and a scourge upon the earth as well as their bretherin.

TopHatter
31 Dec 08,, 18:52
The rioters/protestors were students (according to the media) and had nothing to do with the regime or any government affiliate.

They're always "students". :rolleyes:

Shamus
31 Dec 08,, 19:15
Most of the "students" look like they graduated high school around the same time I did....(translation.....they're old):rolleyes::biggrin:

Shiny Capstar
31 Dec 08,, 20:46
Its quite touching to see that they still think Britain is a big important country and we worthy of as much hate as America. In all their rants they always go on about America and Britain's evil plans, quite flattering:biggrin:

xerxes
01 Jan 09,, 07:52
@ShinyCapstar,

Your nation is not hated, it is merely feared based on outdated old scars.

tankie
01 Jan 09,, 15:51
They crave attention.

Its about time they received it :mad:

Aryajet
30 Jan 09,, 19:28
Most of the "students" look like they graduated high school around the same time I did....(translation.....they're old):rolleyes::biggrin:

They are "Professional Students" with no day jobs and fairly comfortable life style.:biggrin::biggrin:

Dreadnought
30 Jan 09,, 20:03
Most of the "students" look like they graduated high school around the same time I did....(translation.....they're old):rolleyes::biggrin:

:)):)):))

Dreadnought
30 Jan 09,, 20:05
US Marines- "Were looking for a few good men"

Translations:

Harliners- "Were looking for a few good idiots with no future":biggrin:

Dreadnought
30 Jan 09,, 20:06
Its about time they received it :mad:

In the form of a few 3000 psi fire hoses.;):))

Super Dude
31 Jan 09,, 02:47
US Marines- "Were looking for a few good men"

Translations:

Harliners- "Were looking for a few good idiots with no future":biggrin:

OMG that made my day :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

LongshotSNN
31 Jan 09,, 03:17
More like a "good few", looking at the size of the crowd. [/English understatement].