British Diplomats Pulled Out Of Iran

Some of Britain’s diplomats will be pulled out of Iran following an attack on its embassy in the capital, Tehran, yesterday, reports the BBC.

According to the report some staff will be leaving for their own safety but no numbers in regard to the amount leaving the country have been released.

The damage to the embassy building has been described as carnage and it is understood that the building is severely damaged.

In the same report it has been revealed that Norway has already closed its embassy citing security concerns as their reason.

This news follows reports of worsening relations over Iran’s nuclear programme. It is understood Tuesday's attack followed Britain's decision to impose further sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme.

The Telegraph wrote in a report that Britain is said to be outraged by the attacks and warned of "serious consequences".


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