Iran’s Basij Militia Vandalizes UK Embassy for 2nd Time
Members of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s paramilitary organization Basij on Monday, December 19, sprayed slogans on the British Embassy in Tehran in the second act of vandalism since the previous Friday.
According to a report in British media, the “pro-regime group daubed the slogans seemingly in response to UK support for ongoing anti-government protests.” The Basij members wrote on the walls of the UK embassy the slogans “den of spies” and “terrorist center.”
According to the same media outlet, “Last Friday, volunteers and passers-by helped the UK Ambassador in Tehran Simon Shercliff, to wipe slogans of ‘death to England’ and ‘close down this spying center’ from the walls - but on Monday morning they appeared again. “
The London-based Iranian media reported that Tehran’s municipality erected a banner near the British embassy that reads: “Shame cannot be erased with paint.”
“The Basij militia are the only group believed to have the regime's blessing to take this type of action against a foreign power, and the language used is a hallmark of its members.”
The Basij is a part of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The United States designated both the IRGC and Basij terrorist entities. (JPost / VFI News)
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