Wednesday, November 30, 2011

UK expels Iran diplomats after embassy attack

Yahoo News 30 Nov

Britain shut down the Iranian embassy in London and expelled all its staff on Wednesday, saying the storming of the British diplomatic mission in Tehran could not have taken place without some degree of consent from Iranian authorities, reports Yahoo News.
Protesters carry the royal coat of arms after breaking in to the British Embassy in the Iranian capital (Phot: Fars News/Getty Images)
However, mindful of the 1979 seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, when radical students held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days, Britain waited till all its two dozen diplomatic staff and dependents had left the country to announce its move.

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