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The ruling regime in Iran are likely to have supported an attack on the UK's embassy in Tehran, the British ambassador to the country has said
I take it you don't actually know what embassies do with their time and resources. "Nothing beneficial to anyone" is the short answer. The rest you are probably better off not knowing.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
What we could say...
Attack on World Trade Centers in the US 'had support of the state'.
Originally posted by SkyMuerte
reply to post by sonnny1
The word "likely" is the operative word in that post. Likely does not proof make. It is like saying; "There are likely WMD's in Iraq". While it sounds true to an untrained reader it is patently not true as written. Hence NO PROOF.
Using the word "likely"; does however give the agency or person releasing that statement an "out" in the event it is proved that the Iran Government had nothing to do with it whatsoever.
He said: "Iran is not the sort of country where spontaneously a demonstration congregates and then attacks a foreign embassy. That sort of activity is only done with the acquiescence and the support of the state.
"And there are a number of reasons why, with the benefit of hindsight, it's very clear that this was a state-supported activity."
Originally posted by CosmicEgg
reply to post by boymonkey74
That's the Consular Section, not the embassy proper. You can have a Consulate without an Embassy. I know all about your foreign service. I worked specifically in the British Embassy. I did work for Consular Section as well, but I was in what they glibly called "Defence Diplomacy".
I want to mention also that they resent having to help out nationals in distress. They will pat themselves on the backs during meetings but in the canteen you can be sure they were whinging about the noob travelers.
Diplomatic, Consular, Technical, and support staff change every three to four years, depending on the sort of posting they got. It can be shorter too. They do that for a number of reasons. I met very few genuinely nice people during that time. Even so, I wouldn't have trusted them to hold my place in a queue, let alone something important. Know this now: They are not nice and they are not interested in your problems in the least.edit on 2/12/2011 by CosmicEgg because: flesh out the info