UK expels all Iranian diplomats over embassy attack

30 November 2011 | 21:07 Code : 18450 Latest Headlines

BBC - The UK is to expel all Iranian diplomats following the storming of its embassy in Tehran, Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced.


He said he had ordered the immediate closure of the Iranian embassy in London.


Tuesday's attack by hundreds of protesters followed Britain's decision to impose further sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.


Iran's parliament had previously voted to reduce diplomatic ties with the UK.


Mr Hague said there had been "some degree of regime consent" in the attacks.


He said all UK diplomatic staff in Tehran had been evacuated and the embassy closed.

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