The UK expelled Iran diplomats after the attack against the UK Embassy in Iran

by Colonel on December 1, 2011


“Britain shut Iran’s embassy in London and expelled all its staff on Wednesday, saying the storming of the British mission in Tehran could not have taken place without consent from Iranian authorities.

Foreign Secretary William Hague also said the British Embassy in Tehran had been closed and all staff evacuated following the attack on Tuesday by a crowd that ransacked offices and burned British flags in a protest over sanctions imposed by Britain on Tehran.

Iran warned that Britain’s closure of the Iranian embassy in London would lead to further retaliation.

Tuesday’s incident was the most violent so far as relations between the two countries steadily deteriorate due to Iran’s wider dispute with the West over its nuclear program.” – Robin Pomeroy and Mitra Amiri, Copyright 2011 Thomson Reuters

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