Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 23 / Trend T.Konyayeva, T.Jafarov/
The Iranian parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy seeks to expel the British ambassador from Iran, the Fars News Agency quoted Committee's Chairman Alaeddin Boroudjerdi as saying on Wednesday.
"The UK provoked a serious political confrontation with Iran," Boroudjerdi said.
With regard to the Parliament's bill on narrowing relations with the UK, he noted that the bill was approved after the British sanctions imposed on the Central Bank of Iran.
"The UK showed its hostility towards Iran and we can no longer afford to maintain the previous level of relations between the two countries," Boroudjerdi added.
The Iranian Parliament has approved on Wednesday the double-urgency bill on narrowing relations with the UK.
The bill was adopted with the majority of votes. In particular, 162 MPs voted for the bill, five were against, while six MPs abstained.
In a prelude to the bill, the U.S., UK and Canada announced new sanctions targeting Iran's banks and oil industry on Monday.
The resolution followed IAEA General Director's Yukiya Amano report, issued on November 8, which reads that the "information indicates Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of nuclear explosive devices."
Earlier in January, a group of Iranian lawmakers announced plans to set up a special fraction at the parliament tasked with pursuing initiatives to cut all relations with the British government, following remarks made by the former British ambassador to Iran Simon Gass for criticizing the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic.