November 30th, 2011
09:50 AM ET

Britain evacuates all embassy staff from Iran

 Britain has closed its embassy in Iran and evacuated all its staff from that country following the attack on the British embassy in Tehran Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday.

Iran has also been ordered to close its embassy in London, with its staff given 48 hours to leave, Hague said in a strongly worded statement to the U.K. Parliament.

Protesters stormed Britain's embassy and a separate compound Tuesday in Iran's capital, sparking outrage in the United Kingdom.

"This is a breach of international responsibilities of which any nation should be ashamed," Hague said.

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  1. Ayatollah Assahollah

    We Iranians will do whatever we want. Why shouldn't we? We've been getting away with these things for years!

    November 30, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shahin

      Don't you speak on behalf of Iranians, you troll.

      November 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      One of you Tea Partiers did something unusual here, you actually posted something funny, that is, that screen name you used above. Only a Tea Partier would use a screen name name like that one above!

      November 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Not me above. Yawn.

      November 30, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO

    HE might be a troll, but unfortunately, the ayatollahs DO speak for Iran.

    November 30, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. George Patton

    @BOMBO@4:56:
    Your posts are boring.

    November 30, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. George Patton

    @George Patton, @2:01:
    I agree completely, George. You and I think alike!

    November 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. George Patton

    @George Patton @5:48

    Hey what can I say. You know great minds and all.

    November 30, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT

    did they remember to turn off the lights and iron? and what about the food in the fridge? what's going to happen when the food spoils?

    November 30, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Space cowboy

    Hey ruffnut, can i have the leftovers in there frige?

    December 1, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
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    December 1, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
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