Skip to comments.UK expels all Iranian diplomats over embassy attack and closes Tehran embassy.
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.
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So, there were no Brits taken captive after all?
If so, that’s great news.
just heard Norway has also just shut their embassy in Tehran and removed their staff.
Pity the UK didn’t seize the Iranian embassy workers. Arrange a hostage swap.
I only heard about it via yesterday's talk shows.
Some embassy staff had been trapped for a while, some sympathetic Iranian police helped them escape. All are accounted for and safe now.
Guess the "let's be friends" diplomacy doesn't work in the Middle East.
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.
About time. The United States has done fine without any direct diplomatic relations with this crowd. Glad to see the UK trying it.
OMG...according to President Obama...it’s the “English” embassy.
This could result in a regional war so fast...
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.
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.)
Not sure anything is going to be a *surprise* but, I understand the need for such.
I heard it on the local radio yesterday.
Yes, but knowing the Nairobi bureaucracy, that might take YEARS!
Yep. And then there’s this:
Iran Minister Scraps Trip After Hungary Bars Plane, Shargh Says
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.
Every country with any dignity should be closing their Iranian embassies and expelling Iranian diplomats after this attack on a UK embassy.
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.
“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.”
Add Germany to the list -
16:37 AFP: Germany recalls Iranian ambassador for ‘consultations’
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
“The elite forces would be a hard nut to crack, though, they are sworn to suicide to protect the Islamic Republic.”
Works for me...
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.
Here’s a story about Germany:
maybe that link needs it;s own thread and to be given out to other sites.
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.
“So, there were no Brits taken captive after all?”
I think they were hiding in a saferoom
“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 hasnt been one for several centuries.
Perhaps we shouldnt be surprised by this latest slip-up by President Obama. After all he recently described France as Americas 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.”
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.
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.
Now Italy is considering:
Live updates here:
Don’t think the lamestream media did much coverage of the Egyptian mob storming the Israeli embassy in Cairo in September:
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)
LOL! Great, I’ve posted it several other places too. He is an idiot.
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.
This Venn Diagram should clear things up,
or hopelessly confuse you more...
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.
All I know of the British Commonwealth system, I learned from James Bond novels and films.