Iran summons British envoy over attack on its Embassy in London
Iran has summoned the British ambassador to Tehran over an attack on the Islamic Republic's diplomatic mission in London, Press TV reported.
"Following an assault by a number of individuals affiliated to an extremist religious group on the Islamic Republic of Iran's Embassy in London, the country's ambassador was summoned by the director general for Europe affairs [at the Iranian Foreign Ministry] today," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Saturday.
He added that the Iranian official expressed Tehran’s strong protest over the incident and called on the British government to fulfill its duties to protect diplomats and diplomatic missions and increase the security measures for the Islamic Republic's missions.
The British envoy, in turn, expressed his regret over the attack and offered a report on the British police's measures to arrest the attackers.
He said he would immediately inform his country of Iran’s message.
A number of attackers scaled the wall of Iran's Embassy building in London on Friday and took down the Iranian flag.