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UK expels all Iranian diplomats over embassy attack and closes Tehran embassy.
BBC ^ | BBC

Posted on 11/30/2011 6:05:41 AM PST by sunmars

The UK is to expel all Iranian diplomats following the storming of its embassy in Tehran, Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced.

He said he had ordered the immediate closure of the Iranian embassy in London.

Tuesday's attack by hundreds of protesters followed Britain's decision to impose further sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme.

Iran's parliament had previously voted to reduce diplomatic ties with the UK.

Mr Hague said there had been "some degree of regime consent" in the attacks.

He said all UK diplomatic staff in Tehran had been evacuated and the embassy closed.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: britain; british; embassy; iran; london; tehran; uk
Wow, the UK are not taking the crap from the iranians.
1 posted on 11/30/2011 6:05:43 AM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

So, there were no Brits taken captive after all?
If so, that’s great news.


2 posted on 11/30/2011 6:06:53 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: MississippiMan; ctdonath2; LibertyRocks; GonzoGOP; b4its2late; bert; maquiladora; hennie pennie; ...

ping


3 posted on 11/30/2011 6:09:00 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: jhpigott

just heard Norway has also just shut their embassy in Tehran and removed their staff.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 6:10:57 AM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Pity the UK didn’t seize the Iranian embassy workers. Arrange a hostage swap.


5 posted on 11/30/2011 6:12:42 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: sunmars
Prelude for an attack?
6 posted on 11/30/2011 6:13:17 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: sunmars
Its hilarious how the US media is avoiding this story - they're obviously worried about comparisons to Carter.

I only heard about it via yesterday's talk shows.

7 posted on 11/30/2011 6:18:16 AM PST by skeeter
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To: nuconvert

Ping.


8 posted on 11/30/2011 6:20:58 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Travis McGee

Some embassy staff had been trapped for a while, some sympathetic Iranian police helped them escape. All are accounted for and safe now.


9 posted on 11/30/2011 6:21:46 AM PST by maquiladora
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To: skeeter
they're obviously worried about comparisons to Carter.

Guess the "let's be friends" diplomacy doesn't work in the Middle East.

10 posted on 11/30/2011 6:21:46 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: wolfcreek

Diplomatic activity like this, yes, in the past has tended to indicate impending attacks. If it steps up, particularly if some neutral nations in Iran who have embassy or consular services in Teheran start emptying them out, or sending non-essentials and family members home with no explanation, you will know something is up. I watch what the Japan Foreign Ministry does, but if it indicated something was immenent to me, I could keep it to myself and would certainly not post it here in open forum where Iranian intelligence or their friends could lurk. The element of surprise is going to be very important, not that they would not be monitoring the foreign embassies themselves though. This latest twist with UK-Iran, and the explosions, makes it get very interesting. Especially for the month of December.


11 posted on 11/30/2011 6:22:51 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (RINO Establishment's next move: State GOP parties boot conservative candidates from future debates)
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To: maquiladora

Thank God!


12 posted on 11/30/2011 6:23:35 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: sunmars

About time. The United States has done fine without any direct diplomatic relations with this crowd. Glad to see the UK trying it.


13 posted on 11/30/2011 6:27:02 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: sunmars

OMG...according to President Obama...it’s the “English” embassy.

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/11/29/does-obama-know-the-difference-between-great-britain-and-england/


14 posted on 11/30/2011 6:27:12 AM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: sunmars
It seems to me that the situation in Iran for the leadership is getting so precarious that they feel the need for an outside bogieman to distract and unify the Persians.

This could result in a regional war so fast...

15 posted on 11/30/2011 6:27:22 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: maquiladora

I think some element of the police, and some element of their regular military could for sure be flipped in our favor. Many cannot STAND the mullahs or their President. The elite forces would be a hard nut to crack, though, they are sworn to suicide to protect the Islamic Republic.


16 posted on 11/30/2011 6:28:32 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (RINO Establishment's next move: State GOP parties boot conservative candidates from future debates)
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To: toldyou
according to President Obama...it’s the “English” embassy

"There'll Always Be an England"

17 posted on 11/30/2011 6:29:38 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: toldyou
OMG...according to President Obama...it’s the “English” embassy.

Ignorance is no excuse. They should revoke his citizenship.

18 posted on 11/30/2011 6:31:30 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: sunmars

How about (very justified) fears of muslim sub-humans raping more 10 year old “infidels” in the name of allah, ya useless LSM hack? (Directed to the reporter, not Freeper summars, of course.)


19 posted on 11/30/2011 6:32:07 AM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Not sure anything is going to be a *surprise* but, I understand the need for such.


20 posted on 11/30/2011 6:37:18 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: skeeter

I heard it on the local radio yesterday.


21 posted on 11/30/2011 6:40:55 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Genoa

Yes, but knowing the Nairobi bureaucracy, that might take YEARS!


22 posted on 11/30/2011 6:43:24 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (RINO Establishment's next move: State GOP parties boot conservative candidates from future debates)
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To: sunmars

Yep. And then there’s this:

Iran Minister Scraps Trip After Hungary Bars Plane, Shargh Says

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-29/iran-minister-scraps-trip-after-hungary-bars-plane-shargh-says.html


23 posted on 11/30/2011 6:44:12 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: toldyou

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/11/29/does-obama-know-the-difference-between-great-britain-and-england/

If Heritage want to be accurate the headline should read “Does Obama Know the Difference between the United Kingdom and England?”

It is the British Embassy, which represents not Great Britain but the United Kingdom.


24 posted on 11/30/2011 6:45:07 AM PST by FewsOrange
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To: sunmars
just heard Norway has also just shut their embassy in Tehran and removed their staff.

Every country with any dignity should be closing their Iranian embassies and expelling Iranian diplomats after this attack on a UK embassy.

25 posted on 11/30/2011 6:48:00 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: toldyou

He is such a moron. He really is. The rest of the world laughs at us and not just at him, at the fools that would vote for a stupid Marxist fool like him.


26 posted on 11/30/2011 6:50:03 AM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: FewsOrange
It's too complicated for the Manchild. (Above his pay grade. That's what he has Hillary for.)
The United Kingdom is composed of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Great Britain is the main island. Taken together, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland constitute the British Isles. (But few Irishmen will admit that their island is British in any sense.)

27 posted on 11/30/2011 6:58:29 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: FewsOrange

“In case the president is unaware, England forms part of Great Britain, which also includes Scotland and Wales, though not Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.”


28 posted on 11/30/2011 7:07:02 AM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Genoa; AmericanInTokyo; maquiladora; Army Air Corps; nuconvert

Add Germany to the list -

16:37 AFP: Germany recalls Iranian ambassador for ‘consultations’


29 posted on 11/30/2011 7:08:21 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: toldyou
It's sort of tricky, and people sometimes blur the distinctions in everyday speech. For example, the Isle of Man is part of the United Kingdom, but technically it's not part of Great Britain, which properly speaking is a geographical term designating the main island. But to make a long story short, there's no excuse for the Manchild calling the whole country "England."

30 posted on 11/30/2011 7:13:36 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: toldyou

the man is a complete dumb fool who has the media covering for him again.

He has no clue the place where he was supposed to be born is not in Asia.

HE’S A FRIGGING IDIOT
The late shows will not mention any of his dumb gaffs, the left will never hear about them and think their messiah is smart and the couldn’t careless voters will never hear about it much like they never hear about his wife’s hypocrisy over food, losing weight and going on fancy trips


31 posted on 11/30/2011 7:14:00 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“The elite forces would be a hard nut to crack, though, they are sworn to suicide to protect the Islamic Republic.”

Works for me...

Colonel, USAFR


32 posted on 11/30/2011 7:14:34 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: jhpigott

Germany stands to gain big from recent turmoil in the Eurozone. We need to watch Germany’s moves on the foreign policy front too. A reich may be forming.


33 posted on 11/30/2011 7:16:46 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Genoa; toldyou
More specifically about the Isle of Man, and please excuse my pedantry:
It is (locally) self-governing, but its foreign relations and defense are under UK control. (Not that it matters to you and me.)
34 posted on 11/30/2011 7:23:04 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: jhpigott

Here’s a story about Germany:

http://www.agi.it/english-version/world/elenco-notizie/201111301554-pol-ren1057-germany_recalls_ambassador_to_iran_for_talks


35 posted on 11/30/2011 7:23:09 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: toldyou

maybe that link needs it;s own thread and to be given out to other sites.


36 posted on 11/30/2011 7:25:53 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: mojitojoe

the man is a complete dumb fool, 57 states, Austrian is a language, did not know what state Sioux falls is in, navy corpse man instead of corp the list is endless and yet still many on the left have no clue how dumb their messiah is,.

Anyway I’ve just posted that info on a popular British soccer site for all to read.


37 posted on 11/30/2011 7:29:15 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Travis McGee

“So, there were no Brits taken captive after all?”

I think they were hiding in a saferoom


38 posted on 11/30/2011 7:32:01 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: toldyou; sunmars

“In case the president is unaware, England forms part of Great Britain, which also includes Scotland and Wales, though not Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. There is no such thing as an “English” embassy anywhere in the world, and there hasn’t been one for several centuries.

Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised by this latest slip-up by President Obama. After all he recently described France as America’s closest ally, and famously declared that he has traveled to no less than 57 states. But it would be nice if the leader of the free world bothered to look at a map once in a while, or even paid a visit to the British Embassy in Washington, currently housing the Churchill bust that Mr. Obama unceremoniously threw out of the Oval Office soon after his inauguration.”


39 posted on 11/30/2011 7:35:38 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: sunmars

Too bad the UK mothballed all of its carriers and the new ones they are building will not be ready until 2015 and 2017. That first one will have no aircraft because the F-35C JSF will not be ready for them until 2017 or so.

They have messed themselves all over due to libs cutting their defense budget and acquisitions down beyond the bone.

Sad day to see a once great and strong ally reduced to this...they do have their nuclear subs...and they do have a few that can shoot Tomohawks.


40 posted on 11/30/2011 7:43:13 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: manc

Remember when he lamented the lack of language ability of Americans beyond English? This from someone who as far as I can tell can only speak that language. As has been stated on this forum before the zero is a stupid persons idea of a smart person.


41 posted on 11/30/2011 7:53:56 AM PST by xp38
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To: sunmars

Now Italy is considering:

http://twitter.com/#!/Reuters


42 posted on 11/30/2011 8:11:58 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: sunmars

Live updates here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/8922993/British-embassy-attack-in-Iran-live.html


43 posted on 11/30/2011 8:20:03 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: skeeter

Don’t think the lamestream media did much coverage of the Egyptian mob storming the Israeli embassy in Cairo in September:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/8754857/Egyptian-commandos-rescue-six-Israelis-from-Cairo-embassy-mob-but-the-diplomatic-danger-is-growing.html


44 posted on 11/30/2011 8:28:03 AM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: sunmars

ALL civilized* nations should close all Iranian embassies and consultates, and expel everyone with any association with the govt. of Iran.

That’s the sort of thing that should have been done promptly 32 yrs ago when the scumbags took over the US embassy and created the “hostage crisis” -— protection of embassies and diplomats should be among the most fundamental bright red lines.

When Iran crosses that line the repercussions should be severe not minor.

*(if there are any still)


45 posted on 11/30/2011 8:43:36 AM PST by Enchante
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To: manc

LOL! Great, I’ve posted it several other places too. He is an idiot.


46 posted on 11/30/2011 9:32:25 AM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: xp38

Yes I do remember very well.

Now just imagine if the crap we call the media actually stopped covering for him, stopped hiding the facts and started to do their jobs.


47 posted on 11/30/2011 9:32:39 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: FewsOrange; toldyou; Genoa; nuconvert
Everyone,

This Venn Diagram should clear things up,

or hopelessly confuse you more...

48 posted on 11/30/2011 9:43:54 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Travis McGee; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK; LonePalm; TSgt
A lot koinkydences recently in Iran, around Iran and due to Iran.

There is an industrial accident at one of Iran's peaceful nonexisting nuclear plants:

Britain's embassy in Tehran is seized by angry Amish Islamofacists.

Iran arrests some low level CIA Assets.

Now Britain is expelling Iranian embassy spooks/er personnel in Britain.

Britain has closed its Iranian embassy and recalled all embassy personnel.

49 posted on 11/30/2011 12:57:09 PM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

All I know of the British Commonwealth system, I learned from James Bond novels and films.


50 posted on 12/01/2011 8:08:54 PM PST by Ciexyz
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