Armed Men Raid Iran's Embassy In London

Four men dressed in black attacked the Iranian embassy in London minutes ago, menacing the staffers with weapons and taking down the Iranian flag. According to Iran’s Press TV, a Britain-based Shiite religious group was behind the stunt.

Twitter footage showed the men on the balcony of the embassy building. One is waving a blue and white flag with inscriptions in Arabic, just after the men apparently took down the Iranian flag.

According to early media reports, the raiders are four men who had opened their way into the embassy premises, while threatening people on the scene with machetes and baseball bats. The London Police have reportedly deployed around the embassy but took no action in the first couple of hours after the attack.

The slogans chanted by the raiders indicate that they are members of Sadeq Shirazi Shiite extremist sect. Iran's Ambassador to Britain Hamid Baeedinejad confirmed the reports on the embassy attack minutes ago.

"A few followers of Shirazi have attacked the Islamic Republic of Iran's Embassy in London and broke the flag mast," the ambassador tweeted minutes ago, and added that the raiders are "chanting slogans against Iranian officials".

He further confirmed that the raiders were carrying "sticks and machetes", and said Police are deployed on the scene.

The Shirazi sect that has been labeled as "British Shiism" by Iran's Supreme Leader, operates mainly from London. The sect also runs a satellite network called 'Fadak' from London and promotes Shiite extremism against Sunni Islam according to Fars News.  The sect is also known to be the religious opposition of the Islamic Republic.

Meantime, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi told FNA that "we are investigating into the case and will keep in contact with the Iranian embassy in London and the British embassy in Tehran".

"The British government is duty-bound to seriously and decisively fulfill its responsibility to protect the Islamic Republic of Iran's diplomats and diplomatic centers and immediately arrest and prosecute those who have trespassed the diplomatic sanctuary," the spokesman reiterated.

The Metropolitan Police have reportedly confirmed the incident, journalist Nahayat Tizhoosh tweeted, citing fellow journalist Laura McQuillan. The men were reportedly on the roof and police are negotiating for them to come down, although according to subsequent unconfirmed reports, they may have been arrested



Gerrilea Blue Steel 309 Fri, 03/09/2018 - 18:58 Permalink

They are business offices protected under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations


Article 22,

1.The premises of the mission shall be inviolable. The agents of the receiving State may not enter them, except with the consent of the head of the mission.

2.The receiving State is under a special duty to take all appropriate steps to protect the premises of the mission against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the mission or impairment of its dignity.

3.The premises of the mission, their furnishings and other property thereon and the means of transport of the mission shall be immune from search, requisition, attachment or execution.


Sadly, your comparison is like saying apples are like pigs.


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Blankone RAT005 Fri, 03/09/2018 - 15:28 Permalink

It appears the men climbed up onto an exterior balcony but never entered the building. It is a building right on the street with no security fence (crowded area). Thus it was London's jurisdiction unless they broke into the building itself.

My guess there were security personnel inside ready to shoot them if they broke in a door or window. Should be a good warning to the embassy to prepare.

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junction alexcojones Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:57 Permalink

Forty four years ago, I remember seeing a group of protesters in midtown Manhattan with a banner, they were against the Shah of Iran, shouting they were for the Ayatollah.  All wore ski masks, in the summer.  Just another group of protesters, as Sun Myung Moon followers were plastering signs everywhere pushing Moon's religion.  While Moon was busy buying up Manhattan real estate.  I still remember driving across the 59th Street bridge, seeing Moon posters glued onto every piece of bridge siding by the walkway.  The good old days.

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sarz detached.amusement Sat, 03/10/2018 - 03:34 Permalink

Trump already met with Kim, NK is secured.

Iran is next.

Winning bigly! 

But Afghanistan is next. Iran will be way down the line. Iran and Israel will be solved together. The 'enmity' with Iran was part of the Trump game plan from the very beginning. That's why Flynn, way back, was double-talking friendship with Russia and yet enmity with its major ally Iran. That's why he co-authored an anti-Iran book with neocon Ledeen. Now, with Putin asserting Russa's strength and a nuclear umbrella for its allies (ie, Iran), and with a 'helpless' America Israel's only ally, the solution to the Jewish problem seems achievable. Trump will not challenge the Zionist narrative. He will affirm it 150 percent, but what's a guy to do?

Globalism, aka The Jews, shows terminal desperation with this gang of MI6 Shiites. It's good to remember that Khomeini's revolution does not style itself Shiite but Islamic. No Shia, he said, should hesitate to pray behind a Sunni imam. 

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any_mouse junction Fri, 03/09/2018 - 18:12 Permalink

I was there with the Moonies. Did not put up posters or carry a banner, though.

Moon's translator and right hand man was Colonel Pak Bo Hi. KCIA, open knowledge. There was another Korean Colonel who guarded the home front at East Garden estate in Irvington, NY. Colonel is often an intelligence agent's rank.

Moon was part of CIA's Operation Chaos, which pulled youth away from attempting any actual change to the system. The guru movement was another part of that op. "Got to get a guru".

They sucked up young adults who were willing to sacrifice everything to make a change in the world. In the end we only built an empire for Moon. An empire that is the center of bitter fights among Moon's children and his widow.

It amazes me that there are those that still believe.

For those who have noticed recurring dates and numbers associated with skullduggery and buggery.

The 1974 event was a speech by Moon at MSG on September 18, 1974. It was entitled "The Day of your Rebirthday".

"September 18, 1947 when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act into law" the birthday of the CIA.

September 18, 1974 the Rebirthday! 74 47.

And Moon was heavily into numerology, as is the CIA.


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