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Norway shuts embassy in Iran after attack on Brits

Norway has closed its embassy in Tehran a day after the British mission in the Iranian capital was attacked by an angry mob, the government said on Wednesday.

Norway’s diplomatic staff are still in Tehran and no decision has been taken to evacuate them, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hilde Steinfeld

“The embassy was closed yesterday (Tuesday) after the attack on the British embassy,” she said.

“We are continuously evaluating the situation,” she said when asked how long the embassy would remain closed.

The diplomatic staff, which consists of a handful of Norwegian citizens, is still in Tehran, she said.

Norway’s gunman opposed the Islamicisation of Noray

The man suspected of Norway’s gun and bomb massacre had belonged to an anti-immigration party and opposed multi-culturalism, Islam and the “cultural Marxists” of the establishment, web postings, acquaintances and officials said Saturday.

Anders Behring Breivik was accused of gunning down 85 people at a youth camp and killing another seven in a bomb attack on Friday.

“Before we can start our crusade we must do our duty by decimating cultural marxism,” said a caption under a video called “Knights Templar 2083” on the YouTube website.

At the end of the approximately 12 minute clip, several images appear of Breivik, including

You’re not welcome here

Alan M. Dershowitz

I recently completed a tour of Norwegian universities, where I spoke about international law as applied to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But the tour nearly never happened.

Its sponsor, a Norwegian pro-Israel group, offered to have me lecture without any charge to the three major universities. Norwegian universities generally jump at any opportunity to invite lecturers from elsewhere. When my Harvard colleague Stephen Walt, co-author of The Israel Lobby, came to Norway, he was immediately invited to present a lecture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Likewise with Ilan Pappe, a demonizer of Israel who teaches at Oxford.

My hosts expected, therefore, that their offer to have me present a different academic perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would be eagerly accepted. I have written half a dozen books on the subject presenting a centrist view in support of the two-state solution. But the universities refused.