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Iran slams 'terrorist attack' on embassy

Protesters storm Iranian embassy in Stockholm

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post 27.Jun.2009, 08:24 AM
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Iran's official news agency, IRNA, described a protest outside the Iranian embassy in Stockholm on Friday as a "terrorist attack" after around 100 protesters stormed the compound and a staff member was injured.

Iran summoned Swedish Ambassador Magnus Werndstedt following the incident.

"Following the terrorist attack by anti-revolutionary groups on Iran's embassy in Stockholm on Friday, the Swedish ambassador was summoned immediately," the IRNA report said.

The employee, whose nationality was not known, was hurt when protesters entered the compound and attacked him, according to Stockholm police.

He was punched and kicked and received medical attention at the embassy.

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*Trowbridge H. Ford*
post 27.Jun.2009, 09:45 AM
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I think it is a good article about what happened, but it certainly doesn't provide what seems to be motive behind the attack - i. e., forcing the Swedish government to do more in supporting the Anglo-American effort to overthrow the Mullahs. It's payback for the storming of the US Embassy in Tehran during the 1979 revolution.
Obviously, the Swedish police could not do anything really forceful about stopping the storming, or they would have been charged with violating the human rights of the protesters who are attempting to effect change in Iran, making it more like Western countries.
I suspect were are going to see a lot more similar attacks in the coming weeks and months.
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jack sprat
post 27.Jun.2009, 10:45 AM
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To have only 3 or 4 police officers protecting an embassy where a bad situation had obviously already been developing for some time and was certainly to be expected, seems more than a little short sighted by those authorities responsible for taking care the place.
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SaltWater
post 27.Jun.2009, 11:02 AM
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Protesting is one thing, but attacking embassy employees!? Get a life, Sweden is being full of scum!
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ameribrit
post 27.Jun.2009, 12:07 PM
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As the old saying goes "What's good for the goose is good for the gander"
You can't condone the "storming" of an embassy one day and then complain about someone "storming" one yours the next.
Should the protesters have battered the employee? NO!
Should the Iranian students have taken US embassy personnel hostage? NO!
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*Trowbridge H. Ford*
post 27.Jun.2009, 12:10 PM
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I just had a comment rejected for alleged profanity, though it had none.
Apparently, when I used the well-known term of approbrium for the police for the protesters, it was automatically rejected. Think posts should be read before they are rejected.
All I said was that the Embassy is now quiet, with only a dozen or so police sitting around. The place is a security nightmare as it can be attacked from any direction, and it is in an open field.
Think any new trouble will occur after dark.
Mad at protesters for injuring an employee, like our cleaning woman's husband who works for it, but fortunately is back in the Philippines now on his summer vacation. They are refugees from Marcos' tyranny.
How does injuring people like this get rid of the Iranian mullahs???
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Yendor
post 27.Jun.2009, 12:19 PM
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Protesting is one thing but attacking ANY embassy(entering the grounds) should be meet with by the use of deadly force by embassy personal to repel such an attack.
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*Trowbridge H. Ford*
post 27.Jun.2009, 12:20 PM
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As for the so-called American Embassy in Tehran, it was loaded with all kinds of spies, more than the Carter White House had authorized.
As for all the secrets they had built up - what were shredded while the students were taking over - the Iranians put them all back together, resulting in the new government publishing more than fifty volumes of them over the next five years.
America has never gotten over this humiliation, far more burning that what happened to their authors.
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Yendor
post 27.Jun.2009, 12:29 PM
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It does not matter how many "spies" an embassy has, if a country does not like it send all the embassy people home and close down the embassy, simple! Its like letting someone into your home and he "trashes" your home and you complain about it.
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*Trowbridge H. Ford*
post 27.Jun.2009, 12:45 PM
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Easier said than done, as current events daily demonstrate.

Every country is spying on other countries, but cannot break diplomat relations for all kinds of important reasons, as the government in Tehran is daily reminded of, given its having none with the USA.
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goodbyeammar
post 27.Jun.2009, 01:26 PM
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we call this DOUBLE STANDARDS!
when israel massacres thousends palestinians, the swedish police crowded into the israeli embassy to protect it but now when iranian embassy is attacked by bunch of westrenized iranians, then it is ok.
i do not believe any government or journalist in the west talking about democracy and human rights.
here you have PALETINE! israel has been occupying palestine for decades , we did not see the same reaction from the sweet swedish media and government.
they called the legitimate fight against the terrorist israeli occupation as extremism or terrorism!!!
or maybe it is okey if israel kills and occupies...

please STOP talking about human rights. you ought to be silent because when you speak it smells fishy!
the swesdish government did not summoned the israeli creminal ambassador when israel shelled schools and hospitals in GAZA with white phosphorous.
DO NOT LECTURE ANYONE ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY. THE HYPOCRICY STINKES!
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ameribrit
post 27.Jun.2009, 02:37 PM
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Wow! only 9 comments before someone hijacks it for the Palestine V Israel debate.
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Dazzler
post 27.Jun.2009, 02:41 PM
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QUOTE (ameribrit @ 27.Jun.2009, 03:37 PM) *
Wow! only 9 comments before someone hijacks it for the Palestine V Israel debate.


LOL, you can damn near set your watch by it.
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sherkovic
post 27.Jun.2009, 03:35 PM
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respect democracy...respect the elected ones in iran!! stop being fanatic!!
The heading to this news should be 'EXTREMISTS ATTACK ON IRAN EMBASSY'
if western people are more concerned about democracy in eastern countries then they should first go and attack the embassies of saudia arabia, UAE, egypt, libya and etc!!
Stop bullshitting now in the name of demacracy!!!
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Eye_Witness
post 27.Jun.2009, 03:50 PM
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All incidents leave some trace of evidence behind it. This intentional rampage on the behest of western power would be enough evidence to demarcate between friends and foes. And certainly Sweden knows its position now. Stop yelling about values, rights, democracy, bla bla bla
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