Iran's diplomatic missions have been under attack around the world in recent weeks by Iranians and Afghans, for different reasons. The Iranian embassy in Berlin was attacked by supporters of the Iranian opposition, and Iran’s consulate in Herat, Afghanistan was attacked by Afghans.
There are also conflicting reports about whether the Iranian embassy was attacked in Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday. While one MP accused [fa] the Iranian opposition of attacking the Islamic Republic's embassy in Denmark, another denies [fa] such an attack took place.
Anger in Herat
A couple of hundred angry Afghan protesters tried to storm Iran's consulate in the western Afghan city on Sunday, December 9, 2012, in to protest the alleged killing of Afghan immigrants by Iranian security forces.
A group of Iranian nationals described as “activists” and “refugees” stormed [de] the Islamic Republic's embassy in Berlin on Wednesday, November 28. The action sparked a hot debate within the Iranian blogosphere, with ideas ranging from praise to condemnation and denouncements.
A video posted on YouTube, apparently from the incident, contains blurry footage that shows an often mentioned “red and black flag” that was erected in place of Iran's official flag.
Activists attacking Iran's embassy chanted slogans such as “Down with the dictator!” and “Down with the Islamic Republic!”
“This flag is a symbol of execution, massacre, torture, addiction, unemployment, imprisonment, prostitution, robbery and crime!”
On the opposite front, another Iranian blogger, nick-named Shahgholam [fa] calls the storming of the regime's embassy in Berlin, “barbaric”:
“When barbarism is institutionalized in a person or group, it does not matter if you live in Iran, in the third world, or the heart of modern Europe. It does not matter whose territory you are trespassing on. No liberated soul would support today's storming of the Iranian Embassy in Berlin just as no one supported the lunatic army's barbaric invasion of the British Embassy in Tehran one year ago.”
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