The British embassy in Tehran was attacked by Iranians in an eerie reminder of the regime’s penchant for attacking embassy personnel and ignoring international agreements. This riot, like all others in Iran that don’t end in government-sanctioned gunfire, can logically be credited to pro-regime agitators:
Militant students are said to have removed the British flag, burnt it and replaced it with Iran’s flag. State TV showed youths smashing embassy windows.
The move comes after Iran resolved to reduce ties following the UK’s decision to impose further sanctions on it.
The UK’s Foreign Office said it was “outraged” by the actions.
It called on Iran to honour international commitments to protect diplomatic missions and their staff. A statement also urged Britons in Iran to “stay indoors and keep a low profile”.
The students clashed with riot police and chanted “the embassy of Britain should be taken over” and “death to England”, AP reports.
I wonder if the Brits will have enough intelligence to recall their staff and shutter their embassy before another hostage situation occurs. Considering how they have all but surrendered their own nation to Islamists, I’m guessing they won’t.