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  • British Embassy holds a party to commemorate anniversary of the burning of the White House

    08/25/2014 4:03:59 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 August 2014 | Tom Mctague, Mailonline Deputy Political Editor
    British diplomats in the US have been forced to apologise after revealing they were hosting a party to celebrate the anniversary of the burning of the White House. The British Embassy in Washington held a ‘White House barbeque’ yesterday to mark the two hundredth anniversary of Britain capturing the US capital and setting fire to the President’s iconic address. The Embassy even sent a message on Twitter from its official account with a photograph of a White House cake, flanked by British and American flags and surrounded by sparkler fireworks.
  • US military units put on alert as security situation deteriorates in Libyan capital

    05/10/2013 9:45:50 AM PDT · by topher · 98 replies ^ | 5-10-2013 | Jennifer Griffin, Justin Fishel
    The U.S. military has alerted two elite military units in Europe to be on standby if needed to respond to a deteriorating security situation in Tripoli, Fox News has learned. In recent days both the U.S. embassy and British embassy in Libya have removed non-essential staff from their embassies. A specialized Marine unit based in Moron, Spain, is in the process of being repositioned closer to Libya; and in Stuttgart, Germany, a special operations force assigned to AFRICOM has been placed on heightened alert.
  • Incendiary Iran (Oliver North)

    12/01/2011 6:50:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 2, 2011 | Oliver North
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Our Fox News crew is here wrapping up our 100th "War Stories" documentary — with some of the "stars" of previous episodes. Though most of the Marines here are recent veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, their present focus is on the next trouble spots. Thanks to inept national security planning in Washington, there are more vulnerabilities today than there were just three years ago. At the top of the list: Iran. Few of the young Marines we meet here are old enough to remember what happened to the U.S. Embassy in...
  • British embassy in Iran attacked by protesters

    11/29/2011 5:36:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/29/11 | Damien McElroy
    Iranian protesters broke into the British embassy compound in Tehran, tearing down the flag and looting a portrait of The Queen. British officials said they were urgently trying to establish whereabouts of staff and the scope of the threat unleashed by the breach. Iranian hardliners had called for a demonstration against the embassy yesterday after the country adopted a law requiring the regime to throw out the British ambassador. Reports from the scene said that security forces had failed to secure the site as dozens of students stormed the British Embassy, bringing down the union flag and throwing documents from...
  • Britain Orders Immediate Closure of Iranian Embassy in London

    11/30/2011 7:29:29 AM PST · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    LONDON – Britain's foreign secretary William Hague said Wednesday that the UK was ordering the immediate closure of the Iranian embassy in London, and Britain was shutting down its embassy in Tehran. "We require the immediate closure of the Iranian embassy in London and that all Iranian diplomatic staff must leave the United Kingdom within the next 48 hours," Hague told British lawmakers in a statement to parliament. "If any country makes it impossible for us to operate on their soil they cannot expect to have a functioning embassy here." -excerpt- Hague confirmed that the British Embassy in Tehran was...
  • Britain withdrawing all embassy staff from Iran

    11/30/2011 7:04:30 AM PST · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary on Wednesday ordered all Iranian diplomats out of the U.K within 48 hours following attacks on the British embassy and a residential compound in Tehran.
  • Tehran Embassy: like 1979 all over again

    11/29/2011 4:52:39 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Nov. 29, 2011 | James Delingpole
    One of the news stories I remember most vividly as a teenager was President Carter's botched rescue attempt of the hostages taken by Iran's Revolutionary Guard from the Tehran embassy. What stuck in my mind were the photographs of the charred corpses of the rescue crews in their burned-out helicopters. These photographs had, of course, been eagerly sanctioned by the Iranian regime as part of its gloating propaganda message to the US and its allies: "Suck on this, Great Satan!" Those were not happy times for those us who believed, in proper Andrew Roberts fashion, that the world has never...
  • Iran Orchestrates Attacks on British Embassy Compounds in Tehran

    11/29/2011 11:18:17 AM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Iranian protesters illegally broke into two British Embassy compounds in Tehran today as police stood by idly, and the attack was broadcast live on Iranian television. It is unclear as yet whether British diplomatic personnel were harmed or taken hostage. Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency reported that six British officials had been taken hostage but withdrew the story from its website minutes later without explanation. Iran’s rogue regime once again has exhibited a flagrant defiance of international law by failing to protect the embassy compounds, and it undoubtedly orchestrated the politically charged action to punish the British government for escalating...
  • What the Storming of the British Embassy In Teheran Tells Us

    11/29/2011 10:46:47 AM PST · by nuconvert · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Fox ^ | Michael Rubin
    Hardline Iranian students stormed the British embassy in Tehran this morning, smashing windows and burning the British flag. The students, protesting the latest British sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic as a result of its nuclear defiance, demanded Tehran break relations with London. Rather than protect the embassy, Iranian security forces charged with its protecting simply stood aside suggesting official endorsement of the act. The attack on the embassy follows the Iranian parliament’s decision on Sunday to downgrade relations with Great Britain and expel the British ambassador. That vote was 179 in favor of downgrading relations, and four against with...
  • Iran attack: UK embassy stormed in Tehran (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

    11/29/2011 7:20:12 AM PST · by Pikachu_Dad · 46 replies · 1+ views
    RT ^ | 11/29/2011 | not stated
    Dozens of Iranian students have stormed the UK embassy in Tehran, chanting “death to England.” Before police intervened, protesters pelted the embassy with stones and petrol bombs, brought down the flag, and destroyed a pile of classified documents. Reports by the Mehr news agency that six UK staff had been taken hostage when students raided a north Tehran diplomatic compound were withdrawn shortly after they were posted. No explanation was given for the report, nor its removal.
  • Iranian students storm British Embassy in Tehran

    11/29/2011 4:49:48 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 27 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 8 mins ago
    TEHRAN,Iran (AP) — Dozens of hard-line Iranian students have stormed the British Embassy in Tehran, bringing down the British flag and throwing documents from windows. The students clashed with anti-riot police and chanted "the Embassy of Britain should be taken over" and "death to England." Tuesday's incident comes two days after Iranian parliament approved a bill that reduces diplomatic relations with Britain following London's support of recently upgraded U.S. sanctions on Tehran.
  • Iran 'arrests UK embassy staff'

    06/28/2009 2:22:20 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies · 945+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | Jun 28th, '09 | AP Staff
    Iranian media reported today that authorities have detained eight local employees of the British embassy in Tehran for what is described as their alleged role in post-election protests. The reports by state-run TV and the semi-official Fars news agency provided no further details and could not be verified independently. Iran's rulers have accused the west of stoking unrest following a bitterly disputed June 12 presidential election, singling out Britain and the US for alleged meddling. Last week, Iran expelled two British diplomats, prompting the expulsion of two Iranian diplomats from Britain. Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi alleges massive fraud in...
  • Activists demonstrate in front of the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.

    07/24/2005 8:40:56 AM PDT · by LwinAungSoe · 6 replies · 641+ views
    July 21, 2005
    International Campaign for Freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma (USA) 3rd Day All six activists woke up at 5:00 a.m. After showering and snacking, at 6:50 a.m. they left U Min Lwin's house by car, headed for today's stop: in front of the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. They arrived near the embassy at 7:30 a.m. and found a parking space for their car within 15 minutes' walking distance from the British Embassy. After speaking with the authorities from the British Embassy, the activists were allowed to protest across the street from the front of the British Embassy....
  • Yemen says militants planned attack on embassies

    10/17/2003 8:53:35 AM PDT · by Coop · 4 replies · 148+ views
    Utusan Online (Kuala Lumpur) ^ | 10/16/03 | Unknown (Reuters)
    SANAA Oct 16 - A group of Islamic militants arrested over the last month in Yemen has confessed to planning attacks on U.S. and British embassies and had ties to al Qaeda, a senior Yemeni official said on Thursday. Police seized ammunition and bomb-making manuals from the group of about 20 suspects who were from Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Syria, the official said, adding: ``It was like a laboratory.'' ``They are believed to be an al Qaeda cell but they are regrouped under a new name - the Unitarian Brigade,'' he told Reuters. ``It seems their orders were coming from...
  • White House big-hitter [Condi] Rice to serve up British tennis star: report

    05/21/2003 11:20:10 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 30 replies · 998+ views
    AFP ^ | 5-17-03 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - Top British tennis player Tim Henman has accepted an invitation to play US national security adviser Condoleezza Rice when he visits Washington for a tournament in July, a London newspaper reported. Rice, said to be passionate about tennis, will hit a few balls with Henman when he visits Washington for the Legg Mason Classic, a tournament on the men's professional tour, according to The Sunday Times. Henman's agent, quoted in the weekly, said the player had "agreed to play" Rice. The security adviser was a frequent doubles partner of Britain's former ambassador to the United States, Christopher...

    04/23/2003 1:47:29 AM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 277+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/23/03 | JONATHAN FOREMAN
    <p>April 23, 2003 -- BAGHDAD - They're tough, seasoned and lethal when they need to be - and they're working secretly in Baghdad, masking their identity by wearing U.S. Army uniforms and traveling in U.S. military vehicles.</p> <p>Fortunately, they're on our side. They're members of Britain's elite, highly secretive SAS, the special operations group that inspired the Army's counter-terrorist Delta Force.</p>