Britain evacuates all embassy staff from Iran

November 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

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 Britain has closed its embassy in Iran and evacuated all its staff from that country following the attack on the British embassy in Tehran Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday.

Iran has also been ordered to close its embassy in London, with its staff given 48 hours to leave, Hague said in a strongly worded statement to the U.K. Parliament.

Protesters stormed Britain’s embassy and a separate compound Tuesday in Iran’s capital, sparking outrage in the United Kingdom.

“This is a breach of international responsibilities of which any nation should be ashamed,” Hague said.

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