French Embassy in Tehran Attacked By Iranian Regime Security Personnel
Iranian riot policemen stand guard outside the French Embassy in Tehran as hundreds of demonstrators protested outside in June. (VOA)
The French Embassy in Tehran was attacked by Iranian security personnel.
the BBC reported:
France has accused Iranian security services of committing “unacceptable acts of violence” on French diplomatic personnel in the Iranian capital.
The entry to the French embassy residence in Tehran was blocked by unidentified officials on Sunday, said the French foreign ministry.
“[They] proceeded to arrest guests of the French ambassador and carried out unacceptable acts of violence against French diplomatic personnel,” it said.
Iran has not commented on the claims.
Correspondents say the incident is the latest signal of ongoing tensions between France and Iran, partly strained by France’s tough stand on Iran’s nuclear program.
Expatica had more on the attack:
French officials said plain-clothes security officers struck at least two French diplomats and arrested guests arriving at the residence of ambassador Bernard Poletti for a concert of Persian music.
The diplomats were struck when they barred the way as agents tried to pursue a woman who rushed into the embassy, but they were not seriously injured, an embassy official said.
Diplomats say similar incidents have happened at the British, Austrian, Dutch and Australian embassies, with agents targeting young Iranians turning up for functions.