According to a story in the official news organ of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the country’s embassy in South Africa has been attacked:
Iran’s ambassador to South Africa expressed deep sorrow over attack on the embassy building in Pretoria and stressed that the South African government was responsible for safety of foreign diplomats in that country.
Mohammad-Ali Qanezadeh speaking to IRNA on Saturday said according to Vienna Convention all governments have the duty of protection of all foreign diplomats in their territory.
You don’t say! Just realized that, have you?
The motive for the attack appears to have been robbery. The thieves made off with all the cash in the embassy safe and left an employee bound hand and foot.
[Ambassador Qanezadeh] added the Vienna Convention also stresses on compensation for the damage to the political representatives and foreign diplomats by the host country.
Good idea. Who knows? Iran might set a precedent.
Hat tip: Commenter enuff.