Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Britain to expel all Iranian diplomats

Foreign minister announces move after attack on UK's embassy in Tehran by a crowd of Iranian protesters.
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2011 15:17
Iranian protesters stormed two British Embassy compounds in Tehran on Tuesday [REUTERS]
Britain has ordered the immediate closure of Iran's embassy in London and closed its own embassy in Tehran after it was stormed by protesters.

"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," British Foreign Minister William Hague told parliament on Wednesday.

"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."

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billy pilgrim said...

who in their right mind would want an embassy in iran. oh yeah i forgot, that's how you reward cronies. make them ambassadors and diplomats.

texlahoma said...

Billy - True, that's how I got to be the Ambassador of Marijuana, the proper way to address me is "Your Highness".

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