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British Embassy Staff To Be Tried: Iranian cleric
The Khaleej Times Online ^ | 3 July 2009 | Khaleej Times Online

Posted on 07/03/2009 3:57:21 AM PDT by Son House

A top Iranian cleric says some of the detained Iranian staffers of the British Embassy in Tehran will be put on trial.

Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, who is close to Iran’s supreme leader, has made the announcement in a Friday prayer sermon. He says the detained staffers “made confessions.”

Jannati does not say how many staffers will be tried or on what charges.

Earlier Iranian officials said all but one of the eight embassy personnel arrested on June 27 had been released, but European Union officials said they believed more than one was still being held.

Jannati is the head of the Guardian Council, a powerful body in Iran’s clerical rule, and is close to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: british; cleric; embassy; iranian; ukembassy
Probably going to be hard to fill them positions. They going to learn the hard way not to appease Iran, until after they have their Independence day.

Religious leaders would not be able to put the British Embassy Staff on trial in the United States of America

1 posted on 07/03/2009 3:57:21 AM PDT by Son House
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“Religious leaders would not be able to put the British Embassy Staff on trial in the United States of America “

Thats because religious leaders in the USA would never even try. Well the non-muslim religious leaders wouldnt.


2 posted on 07/03/2009 4:04:25 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Son House

The Brits were making a little noise about closing up shop there. Today would be a good day to carry through with that.


3 posted on 07/03/2009 4:08:58 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine PFC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island - LC -6/4/09 - 29 Palms - Camp Pendleton 6/18)
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So is Obama still going to talk to them “without conditions”...

What buffoon...

4 posted on 07/03/2009 4:09:14 AM PDT by DB
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I find this rather odd since in countries run by dictators or oligarchies, the local staffs of foreign embassies are screened by the host government and in many cases, there are a number of these employees who work for the host government’s intelligence service.


5 posted on 07/03/2009 4:09:26 AM PDT by kabar
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It’s a pretty severe breach of diplomatic protocol to arrest *any* Embassy’s local national staff in any country for alleged “political” crimes.

What such an action says is that “Your embassy staff is not safe in our country.”

It’s a precursor to further and additional breaches of normal diplomatic protocol (e.g., what the Iranians did to the American Embassy in 1979).

The Brits and everyone else should simply pack up and leave. No embassy is safe when these protocols are thrown out the window.


6 posted on 07/03/2009 4:16:33 AM PDT by angkor
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My guess is they will be tried and convicted in a kangaroo religious court then sent back the Britain as “criminals”. Anything beyond that and Britain will have to take stronger action. A nasty letter or closing an Embassy would be in order then.


7 posted on 07/03/2009 4:32:51 AM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, who is close to Iran's supreme leader, has made the announcement in a Friday prayer sermon. He says the detained staffers "made confessions."Jannati does not say how many staffers will be tried or on what charges. Earlier Iranian officials said all but one of the eight embassy personnel arrested on June 27 had been released, but European Union officials said they believed more than one was still being held. Jannati is the head of the Guardian Council, a powerful body in Iran's clerical rule, and is close to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
I hope he's very close to Khamenei when the smart bomb hits.

This is Obama's Jimmy Carter moment. I think he's going to surprise us all here on FR, and if so, heads are going to explode at DU, HuffPo, Kos, CodePink, and MoveOn.

If he doesn't surprise us (and really would that be so surprising? ;'), then Obama will become Jimmy Carter, although since Carter already effed it up, one could say that Obama would be worse, having learned nothing.

Obama was going to Surge Afghanistan, then backed out on that idea within the past couple of weeks. US forces have begun a joint operation, an offensive to annihilate the resurgent Taliban, and the Pakistani army allegedly is deployed to allegedly keep them from escaping Afghanistan.

It appears that Obama doesn't want to commit more troops to that theater, and plans instead to use those troops, and redeploy our troops now idle in Iraq, against the mullahcracy. Iranian trial of kidnapped diplomats will force even the UNSC to act, and an international alliance will no doubt be formed. Russia would be the wild card, and by a weird coincidence, Obama's talking to Putin (not the supposed Russian leader), and gosh, I wonder what they're talking about?


8 posted on 07/03/2009 4:42:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Meddling?

Moscow opposes new sanctions on Iran

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=99644&sectionid=351020101

Moscow opposes imposing sanctions on Iran over what the West describes as a crackdown on protesters who illegally took to the streets following the country’s presidential election.

“We believe that sanctions against Iran over its internal political problems would be unlawful and counter-productive,” Xinhua quoted Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Andrei Nesterenko as saying on Thursday.

Nesterenko warned that such a move would provoke unwelcome events in the country and the region. He stressed that all disputes should be addressed through legal channels.


9 posted on 07/03/2009 4:49:36 AM PDT by Son House (President Ă˜bama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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My guess is they will be tried and convicted in a kangaroo religious court then sent back the Britain as “criminals”. Anything beyond that and Britain will have to take stronger action. A nasty letter or closing an Embassy would be in order then.

These are Iranian citizens working in non-security-sensitive jobs in the embassy. No diplomatic immunity for them.
10 posted on 07/03/2009 5:08:21 AM PDT by Cheburashka (There is an unlimited supply of stupid, although a lot of people are trying to use it all up.)
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To: Cheburashka

Didn’t know that.


11 posted on 07/03/2009 5:44:58 AM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: Son House

Well then, they should be glad that Iran is a free and open state with a fantastic human rights record. :)


12 posted on 07/03/2009 8:31:53 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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This would be a good opportunity for Israel to strike Iran's nuclear program. They could paint their planes with NATO camouflage and UK markings.
13 posted on 07/03/2009 1:41:33 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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