Great Britian demands Iran to ensure its diplomats' security
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 29 / Trend T.Jafarov, E. Kosolapova /
Following the incursion by demonstrators into the UK's Embassy premises in Tehran, the Foreign Office said it expects the Iranian Government to act urgently to bring the situation under control, British Foreign Secretary announced.
Commenting today a Foreign Office spokesperson said:"There has been a incursion by a significant number of demonstrators into our Embassy premises, including vandalism to our property.
"This is a fluid situation and details are still emerging.
"We are outraged by this. It is utterly unacceptable and we condemn it.
"Under international law , including the Vienna Convention, the Iranian Government have a clear duty to protect diplomats and Embassies in their country and expect them to act urgently to bring the situation under control and ensure the safety of our staff and security of our property."
The Iranian police are trying to disperse the participants of the rally from the embassy, Fars news agency reported. The special police units arrived at the scene. Several students were detained.
Iranian students burst into the UK Embassy in Iran and throw everything outside the door. They tore down the UK Queen Elizabeth's picture.
The protestors lowered the UK flag from the embassy and erected Iranian flag instead of it.
According to the report, protestors condemned anti-Iran policy of the UK and the West countries.
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office refused to provide any comment to Trend in this regard.
Hundreds of Iranian university students started a rally in front of the British embassy in Tehran Tuesday afternoon to shout protest against London's hostile policies against Iran, FARS news agency reported.
Press TV has updated news on the situation near the UK Embassy in Iran. Live reports from the scene of incident showed that the police and authorities are at the scene and could restore the order to some extent. However, no serious clashes between the police and protesting students were reported. The police are not using force.
According to the live report, the majority of students are still near the embassy, merely trying to express their dissatisfaction with UK's policy towards the Iranian nation.
It has also been reported, that UK's ambasador to Iran might leave the Tehran in about 2 weeks from now.
Iranian officials have not yet made any statements on this incident at the embassy.
The Iranian parliament approved a downgrading of ties with Britain on Sunday. The Iranian legislators approved the bill with 179 yes votes, 4 oppositions and 11 abstentions.
The parliament approval came a week after the US and Britain targeted Iranian financial sectors with new punitive measures, including sanctions on Iran's Central Bank and petrochemical industry.
The sanction against CBI and Iran's petrochemical industry was adopted in a unilateral move by the US, Canada and Britain outside the UN Security Council as other council members, specially Russia and China, had earlier warned against any fresh punitive measure, including sanctions, against Iran.
They throw Molotov cocktails at the embassy building and as a result it caught fire.
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