Iran, UK relations not severed
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec 11 / Trend D.Khatinoglu/
Iran and Great Britain relations have not been fully cut, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi told Mehr News Agency.
The United Kingdom, beside his ally the United States, has used any opportunity to impact on Iran during last centuries.
With regarding to storm on British Embassy in Tehran, Salehi said the demonstrators had got official permission to protest in front of UK Embassy, but we had not predict any violence and storming the Embassy. "The protestors should have acted in frame of laws," he said.
On November 29, hundreds of Iranian students from different universities entered the compound of the British embassy in Tehran and pulled down Britain's flag.
The protesters also staged another protest march outside a second British diplomatic compound in northern Tehran.
The gathering was held following the Majlis approval of a bill on November 27 to downgrade relations with Britain to the level of charge d'affaires and limit all economic and cultural collaboration with London to the minimum level. The bill was also affirmed by Iran's Guardian Council (GC) the following day.
After the student protest, the British government said it would seek compensations from Iran for the damage - estimated by London to run more than one million pounds.
Mehmanparast said Iran, U.K. diplomatic ties haven't been fully severed.