Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Sep. 28 In a protest on Wednesday outside the British embassy in Tehran, Irans Islamist Bassij force threatened that no corner of the United States or the United Kingdom would be spared from attacks by the organisation if the Islamic Republics nuclear file were sent to the Security Council. Iran Focus
Tehran, Iran, Sep. 28 In a protest on Wednesday outside the British embassy in Tehran, Irans Islamist Bassij force threatened that no corner of the United States or the United Kingdom would be spared from attacks by the organisation if the Islamic Republics nuclear file were sent to the Security Council.
America and Britain should know that if Irans dossier is referred to the Security Council, not only will their interest in the Middle East come under threat, but also these two countries soil will not be protected from attacks by our Bassijis, warned Mohammad Mahmoud Heydari, the Bassij representative during the violent demonstration where several embassy windows were shattered and petrol bombs hurled into the compound.
Our presence in this is unholy place – the evil British embassy is because of this countrys stances against Irans nuclear file, Heydari said.
We tell America, you should know that there will not be a repeat of the Second World War, when not a single bullet was fired on American soil. This time, your interests in the Middle East and American and British soil will not be spared from attacks by the Bassij, the Bassij representative said.
He added that if Britain continued its evil against Muslims of the world and the Iranian people, then the militia would have no choice other than to destroy this embassy on the heads of its British occupants; a decision which will be realised.
The Bassij – affiliated to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps – are hard-line Islamist vigilantes loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and were recently given new powers to act as the countrys back-up police force.
Hundreds of its members staged Wednesday afternoon’s demonstration outside the British embassy in protest against the approval of a British-drafted resolution by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) board of governors censuring Irans nuclear activities.
British and American flags were set on fire during the demonstration. A car tyre was also set alight and hurled towards the main gate of the embassy. Molotov cocktails were also thrown into the embassy compound.
Protestors called for the closure of the British embassy and the expulsion of the British ambassador Richard Dalton.
The United Kingdom had drafted Saturdays IAEA resolution which demanded that the Islamic Republic suspend its sensitive nuclear work or be referred to the United Nations Security Council.