Following the announcement by UK's Foreign Secretary William Hague on Wednesday, Burucerdi called other European countries to avoid taking similar measures, after Germany, the Netherlands, France and Italy had already taken diplomatic steps against Iran.
"We recommend that other European countries avoid following in Britain's and the Unites States' footsteps," Burucerdi said. "The parliament approved downgrading the diplomatic relations with Britain but Iran's public is pleased that the British diplomats are no longer in Tehran."
Meanwhile, the Iranian news agency Fars reported that Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had spoken with his British and Iranian counterparts in an attempt to defuse the growing tension between Tehran and London. It was also reported that Davutoglu is set to meet with Iran's Atomic Energy Organization and Foreign Minister Ali Akhbar Salahi, in an upcoming conference in Saudi Arabia.