Thursday, December 1, 2011

England expels Iranian ambassador; Iran threatens retaliation

Lets see; Britain supports new sanctions against Iran, Iran calls for demonstrations against Britain, protesters lay siege to the British embassy, ransack said premises, Britain responds by kicking Iran diplomatic corps out of England, Iran threatens attacks against Britain.

That explains everything. It's all England's fault.

From YNet November 30 by Dudi Cohen

Iran: UK will suffer consequences of envoy's expulsion

Europe is turning on the pressure on Iran , as the Islamic Republic strikes back: Iranian parliament's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman Aladdin Burucerdi warned Wednesday that the UK will suffer "the consequences" of its decision to expel Iranian diplomats stationed in London following the storming of its embassy in Tehran on Tuesday.

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."

Earlier, Iran said Britain's decision to close the Iranian embassy in London was "hasty" and that it would lead to further retaliation: "The foreign ministry spokesman ... described the move as ... hasty and added that naturally the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran would take further appropriate action regarding the issue," Tehran's state TV reported.

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.

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