Iranian parliament committee approve cut of ties with UK
Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission approved complete cut of diplomatic ties with the UK on Sunday, ISNA reported.
"The proposal of downgrading the Islamic Republic of Iran's ties with British government was discussed in the Parliament in presence of Intelligence Forces, Foreign Ministry officials and other organizations," said a member of the Parliament's commission presidium, Mohammad Karami-Rad.
"The session mulled over hostile record of British government and its continuous interference in Iran's domestic affairs," he told ISNA.
The lawmaker also said other Iranian parliamentarians had called for breaking off ties with the UK completely following impudent remarks of ambassador of the European country on Iran's human rights conditions."
"The proposal will be delivered to the Parliament's presidium after it is finalized in the commission," he added.
Karami-Rad continued that the decision of the Parliament's commission is a reaction to interventionist remarks of British government on Iran's domestic matters.
In the recent remarks posted on the website of the British embassy in Tehran to mark the International Human Rights Day, British Ambassador to Iran Simon Gass claimed he was critical of the human rights situation in Iran.
Earlier last week, Rapporteur of the commission Kazem Jalali had said that the commission would discuss about a plan to reduce ties with Britain in response to the human rights remarks made by the British ambassador.