US condemns storming of British embassy in Iran

Associated Press
via The Daily Caller

The White House says the U.S. condemns in the strongest terms the storming of the British Embassy in Tehran.

In a statement, the White House says Iran has a responsibility to protect the diplomatic missions in its country. The U.S. is urging Iran to condemn the incident, prosecute the offenders and ensure that no other incidents occur at either the British Embassy or any other mission in Iran.

Hard-line Iranian students stormed the embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, bringing down the Union Jack flag, burning an embassy vehicle and throwing documents from windows in scenes reminiscent of the 1979 attack on the U.S. embassy there.

The White House says the State Department is in close contact with the British government.

Related: WH applauds Turkish government despite suppression of free speech, promotion of Sharia

White House officials are applauding Turkey’s Islamist government, which is gradually removing the country’s secularist political rules, suppressing free-speech, promoting Shariah Islamic laws and supporting the Islamist Hamas terror group’s effort to eliminate Israel.

Turkey’s “own example can be very powerful to countries now going through transition,” said Anthony Blinken, who is the national security advisor to Vice President Joe Biden in a Monday press conference called to describe Biden’s December visit to Turkey and Greece. “So it’s very encouraging to see Turkey play a strong leadership role [in the Middle East] … and that’s something that is in the interest of the United States.”

The administration’s policy is shockingly misdirected, said Barry Rubin, an expert on Turkish and Middle Eastern politics.

“A lot of people in Turkey are astounded” by Obama’s policy, he said…

Update: Israel Survival Updates adds, “…UK: Muslim House of Lords Member Defends Iran”

Update 2: It’s 1979 All Over Again , at Gates of Vienna.

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