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Iran to "retaliate" British decision to expel Iranian diplomats: foreign ministry


14:02, December 01, 2011

TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday that the Islamic Republic will "retaliate" upon the British decision to expel Iranian diplomats, local media reported.

The British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday that Britain is to expel all Iranian diplomats after some Iranian protesters stormed the British embassy in Tehran on Tuesday.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast called the British government's decision to close the Iranian embassy in London and demand all its staff to leave the country as a "passive " and "hasty" measure and said that "Iran, for sure, will retaliate," according to local Mehr news agency.

The British government is responsible for preserving the diplomatic properties of the Islamic Republic in London, Mehmanparast was quoted as saying.


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