Skip to comments.US forces raid Iran official office in Iraq - TVs
Posted on 01/11/2007 12:50:03 AM PST by HAL9000
ARBIL, Iraq, Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. forces raided an Iranian government representative's office in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil early on Thursday and made a number of arrests, Iraq's state television and a Kurdish station reported.
There was no immediate comment on the reports of a U.S. raid in Arbil from the American military.
LOL! I posted the article right after yours and this article proves the point of mine! Kismet.
I hope this may be a sign that the gloves are off.
More detail posted here:
With another link at post #1.
It seems the raid took place sometime between 3 and 5 a.m. local time, with 5 people arrested. I wonder how many normally worked the mid shift at the consulate . . .
Yes and good morning Calpernia.
It probably doesn't take many workers to send out "good news memos" from Iran./s
Why have the gloves been on?
Crossing my fingers that the gloves are off, ping.
>>>Crossing my fingers that the gloves are off, ping.<<<<
Please add me to your CMFTTGAO ping list. Thank you. :)
It's clean up time !
Now if we could do the same in Tehran.....
It will probably be a lot of diplomatic activity. I guess that the Iranians skipped Article 55 of the VIENNA CONVENTION ON CONSULAR RELATIONS AND OPTIONAL PROTOCOLS DONE AT VIENNA, ON 24 APRIL 1963
RESPECT FOR THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF THE RECEIVING STATE
1. Without prejudice to their privileges and immunities, it is the duty of all persons enjoying such privileges and immunities to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State. They also have a duty not to interfere in the internal affairs of that State.
2. The consular premises shall not be used in any manner incompatible with the exercise of consular functions.
3. The provisions of paragraph 2 of this Article shall not exclude the possibility of offices of other institutions or agencies being installed in part of the building in which the consular premises are situated, provided that the premises assigned to them are separate from those used by the consular post. In that event, the said offices shall not, for the purposes of the present Convention, be considered to form part of the consular premises.
Good! It should be interesting what they find in that rats nest.
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