I’ve been considering writing a piece about my passion for the political travails, artistic movements, and day-to-day repressions that occur in the Islamic Republic of Iran. I realized quickly that even if I brutally summarized the little I know, I could not do justice to the variety and quantity of interesting elements that have make up the tiny bit of Iranian culture I’ve been exposed to over the past few years.
In light of this, I’ve decided to start a series of posts on Iran. Although I was going to begin with my very first real exposure to the country (when a friend gave me a wonderful book titled Reading Lolita in Tehran), I’m afraid an urgent event requires I begin with something much more up-to-date (i.e., something that was reported today).
I picked up a New York Times in the Orlando Airport this morning and was surprised (and dismayed) to see that Iranian protesters attacked the British embassy in Tehran.
According to the article, it’s Iran’s most serious affront to diplomacy with the West since the attack on the US Embassy in 1979. I have yet to review all the materials I’ve spotted, but I’ve included some links below:
-For a follow-up NYT article on Britain’s response of closing it’s Iranian Embassy in London, click here.
-For a Guardian article on Britain’s response (with a nifty video from the House of Commons), click here.
-For a piece from The Telegraph, click here.
I’ll update with more information and interpretation soon.
Hopefully, I will be able to provide background info on my interest in Iran soon as well.