Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Britain orders Immediate Closure of Iran’s Embassy in London


London: British government has ordered the immediate closure of Iran's embassy in London and closed its own embassy in Tehran after it was stormed by protesters. 

British Foreign Minister William Hague told parliament on Wednesday that, "The Iranian charge [d'affaires] in London is being informed now that we require the immediate closure of the Iranian embassy in London and that all Iranian diplomatic staff must leave the United Kingdom within the next 48 hours, We have now closed the British embassy in Tehran. We have decided to evacuate all our staff and as of the last few minutes, the last of our UK-based staff have now left Iran."
Britain has voiced outrage over the ransacking of its diplomatic premises in Tehran on Tuesday by hardline students and Basij armed men in revenge for new British and Western sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme.

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