Iranian news Agency IRNA reported that on Friday, March 9, several intruders entered the balcony of the Iranian Embassy in London, disrupting fixed there state flag.
According to IRNA, talking about the members of a «certain extremist religious organization based in London.» Removing the flag of Iran, several men in black on the balcony hung two flags of their organization.
In his message on Twitter, the Ambassador of Iran in London, Hamid Baidinejad confirmed information about the incident, adding that the attackers were armed with knives and chanted slogans insulting the Iranian officials.
متعرضان فقط روي بالكن بيروني ساختمان در سفارت بوده و هستند محاصره پليس. همكاران همه در داخل سفارت در آرامش و امنيت هستند. pic.twitter.com/WBdpnhF5tF
— Hamid Baeidinejad (@baeidinejad) March 9, 2018
Iran’s Ambassador in London also reported that police detained four of the attackers, noting: it is possible that their accomplices are still at the Embassy.
Press Secretary of the foreign Ministry of Iran Bahram Qassemi condemned the «RAID» on the Embassy, saying that the British authorities are responsible for the safety of Embassy staff. Qassemi called on British police to protect Iranian diplomats in London.
BBC Persian reports that «men in black» who committed the RAID on the Embassy, are committed to the ideas of Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Shirazi. Mohammad Shirazi, who died in 2001, was considered one of the main enemies of the Ayatollah Khomeini and his supporters saw him as a threat to their power. Recently for criticizing the Iranian government in Iran was arrested the son of Ayatollah Shirazi, Hossein.
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