UK Embassy In Tehran Taken Over By Protestors, Building On Fire

Tyler Durden's picture

Things getting ugly fast.


More from 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.

Time for the CVN 77 to head back to the Straits of Hormuz yet?

From earlier, via Fars:

Hundreds of Iranian university students started a rally in front of the British embassy in Tehran Tuesday afternoon to shout protest against London's hostile policies against Iran.

"Down with Britain", "Down with America", "Down with Israel" and "Students are Awake and Hate Britain" are among the slogans chanted by the protestors.

Protesters who carried photographs of Iran's assassinated nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari and IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani, set fire on Britain's flag.

The rally comes as Iran is commemorating the first martyrdom anniversary of its nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari who was assassinated by the Israeli Mossad agency supported by the British MI6.

Protesters are demanding a full cut of ties with Britain.

The Iranian parliament approved a downgrading of ties with Britain on Sunday. The Iranian legislators approved the bill with 179 yes votes, 4 oppositions and 11 abstentions. The 4 oppositions demanded a full cut of ties with London.

The Guardian Council - a powerful vetting body tasked with studying parliament approvals to make sure they are not against Islamic rules and the Constitution - announced its approval over the parliament ratification yesterday.

As the parliament approval calls for downgrading ambassadorial ties with Britain to the level of charge d'affaires, Tehran is now preparing to expel the British Ambassador to Iran Dominick Chilcott.

Chilcott took his post as the new Tehran ambassador in October and after several months of tension between the two capitals. The British embassy was meanwhile led by the charge d'affaires, Jane Marriott.

The parliament approval came a week after the US and Britain targeted Iranian financial sectors with new punitive measures, including sanctions on Iran's Central Bank and petrochemical industry.

The sanction against CBI and Iran's petrochemical industry was adopted in a unilateral move by the US, Canada and Britain outside the UN Security Council as other council members, specially Russia and China, had earlier warned against any fresh punitive measure, including sanctions, against Iran.

The British government has also embarked on delisting the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from its list of terrorist groups.

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TradingJoe's picture

yeah, and take the VFA 87 with ya :))!

Turd Ferguson's picture

Just another step on the road to war.

Maybe the Brits have a little better luck than the U.S. did.

fockewulf190's picture

Why send our toys? The Brits should print some pounds up chop-chop and get the HMS Ark Royal back in ship shape.

LongBallsShortBrains's picture

Fuck 'em , nuke it. Then bulldoze it.

Then send them our administration.

Then do it again.

Harlequin001's picture

Even you don't want your administration, what makes you think anybody else does?

Harlequin001's picture

Ah the Ark Royal, now there's a real piece of history...

Not like the fucking Nimitz, I mean, what the fuck has the sheep shagging fucking Nimitz ever done?

Guard patrol...

Harlequin001's picture

Well Turd, when you consider the two very different outcomes to the Iranian Embassy siege and desert one, you nerver know, there just might be an entirely different outcome...

Where did the name Turd come from, just curious...

AngryGerman's picture

...and so it starts

TruthInSunshine's picture

Paul Krugman's latest book, 'Unmitigated War, Destruction & Human Suffering - From Persians to Martians; My Wishlist For The Next Great Keynsesian Stimulus Plan,' is scheduled to be released on 9/11/12 (by Black Flag Publishing House).

krispkritter's picture

Is he published under 'Comedy'? Or 'Fiction'?

kloot's picture

Isreal's Intel Minister Despite Meridor's belief that it "isn't right to expand on this topic," the minister admitted that in dealing with the Iranian threat, "there are countries who impose economic sanctions and there are countries who act in other ways." 

when questioned about yesterdays explosion of nuclear site in iran

European American's picture

Nuke Israel and finally bring some semblance of peace to the region.

PaperBear's picture

These Iranians are giving the globalists what they want - a provocation.

PaperBear's picture

Of course Britain is one of many nations under bankster occupation.

doomandbloom's picture

the elites everywhere are in this together,,,including IRAN.....



tarsubil's picture

Wouldn't that be funny if Obama doubled down and started 4 wars (libya, paki, iran, syria) to Bush's 2?

AngryGerman's picture

libya - check

paki - check

so only 2 to go

RemiG2010's picture

Remember! Never go full retard!

StychoKiller's picture

Hmm, I've seen this movie before -- no worries, I'm not gonna give away the ending...

Carlyle Groupie's picture

Obummer/neocons vs Putin. Don't F' with the bear!

FatFingered's picture

You forgot Uganda and Yemen.  Maybe Obomba could be the new Neo-Con favorite.

lolmao500's picture

And Somalia. Obama has been bombing more countries than Clinton!

ltsgt1's picture

Obama was dragged into the Libya war by the Brit and the French. It's a shame that the US embassies were left alone in Syria and Iran. We no longer matter to the evil entities in the world since we no longer lead.

Terminus C's picture

LOL wut?

Countries don't lead anything and haven't since AT LEAST 1913 but really much earlier than that.

AchtungAffen's picture

No longer matter to the "evil" entities, because the US is an evil entity itself...

European American's picture

Only does what it's told by it's Zionist handlers.

AchtungAffen's picture

Yeah, I know. As Tato Borenstein used to say "The blame is always someone else's". Now it's the Zionists. I've already read some others who say it's the Marxists/Communists. The I hear it's the statists, or even the globalists. Then there are the NWO bunch.

It's never your blame, rest assured. It's always that of some fantasy creature that acts as bogeyman of turn.


cossack55's picture

Hope they were not expecting to find any gold.

Peter K's picture

Obama's kids #Occupy British Embassy, in Tehran.  Hillarious :)

You just can't make this stuff up.

TruthInSunshine's picture

Great timing as it's a fantastic time for fractional reserve bankster diversionary fun & games!

Obama gets a free bonus set of Henckel knives with his next Nobel Laureate Pieces Prize.

thunderchief's picture

I remember when Iran said they would stop holding dollars and buy Euros.  I think the Euro was about 1.67

Goddamm losers. 

civilsociety's picture

Time for Germany to step in with their renewed war machine

Thadeous's picture

We both know that Germany has lost any amount of military might after the great neutering of 1945.

shahroodi's picture

they are not students...they are the arm of fascist dictator of iran...they occupied uniersities too...their names are Basiji...fuck them all.

Schmuck Raker's picture

I assumed something like that as soon as I saw these 'students' were espousing the same POV as the parliament.

StychoKiller's picture

Hollywood hires extras to appear in their movies also!

MFL8240's picture

Looks like this war is just in time for the economic implosion in the US.  Perfect timing for another great divergence.  

dcb's picture

bullish for my oil futures

MFL8240's picture

Bullish for the undertakers and this madness needs to end.  I dont give a shit what these towel heads do in their country, we should be out of there as should the Britts.

Thadeous's picture

I totally agree man.

Build better counter missle system > Destroy anyone that tries to test it out.

Take money saved from all these stupid wars and bulid a real border. This country would be so much better off.

Ceteris paribus's picture

To keep the Canadians out 

NidStyles's picture

Those are students? They look like Middle Aged men to me.

I bet the picture is fake too.

williambanzai7's picture

No more disco in London!

Schmuck Raker's picture

Hi Will-B. Maybe you can find the Mickey/Ayatollah graphic from the 70/80s and do an update of some sort. Just a suggest, not a request. Love your stuff.