Iranians Storm British Embassy: Britain Warns Dire Consequences
Harsh reaction strikes the British embassy after imposed sanctions
Iranian militant students stormed the British Embassy in Tehran in retaliation of the UK imposing sanctions on Iranian banks which were believed to be funding Iran's controversial nuclear program. The United Kingdoms and the international community are blaming Iran for the lack of protection and are calling all responsible to be brought to justice.
Offices were ransacked, papers were burned and even a picture of Queen Elizabeth II was waved around. The students chanted "the embassy of Britain should be taken over" and "death to England" as they clashed with riot police who tried to guard the embassy. Officials from the embassy ran to offices and homes to escape; while some were roughed around, there were no serious injuries and the British Ambassador in Tehran reported that all individuals have been accounted. Riot police finally managed to bring the situation under control and break up the crowd.
Britain warns Tehran
British Prime Minister called Iran "a disgrace" and raged about the mob attack along with other officials.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said: "The attack on the British embassy in Tehran today was outrageous and indefensible."
Iran facing dire consequences
Iranian ambassadors in Britain and Germany have already been called forward for the riot while Iran's Foreign Ministry has already issued an apology.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry expressed "regret for certain unacceptable behaviour by a small number of protesters in spite of efforts by the police".