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. hello

    Is it wrong that I have s.e.x with chickens and dogs but I'm a vegatarian?

    November 30, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. Pedro Sanchez

    Good move of actions . There will be Regimen changes on Iran . Iranians people had enogh of wrong of Leadership. A revulotion is aprouching very soon . The presence of actual Regimen will melt down for good causeses. Freedom and good Laws will be for all Arianians citezens . We don't need a third war, the pain will be against those siners on their self .

    November 30, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat ( in a hat )

    That was actually a decision they had to think on ?

    November 30, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. Pedro Sanchez

    I Deeply Believe , Strong International Sanctions can be greater than a war .

    November 30, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)

      Here goes another ignoramus spewing his anti-Iranian drivel on this web page. I wondering just when the British were going to get to making this stupid move. They should be apologizing to the Iranians instead but like the Americans with their arrogance and self-righteousness, they wouldn't think of that!!!

      November 30, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Troll, you have been told to use your given name "The Thing From Uranus". Stop stealing names from much more intelligent people like bobcat. You are not fooling anyone. Your simple thought patterns are as readable as a kids menu.

      November 30, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. Shadow

    Why is it dangerous there why would they want to shut it down? We should of just kept those people at there embasy hostage than they will have a reason to war

    November 30, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. s kel


    November 30, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. Shadow

    Lets give them there unused oil back and take some of there virgin women instead those hotter ones of course,,,, those hot little jewels

    November 30, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  8. Shaver

    Do iranian women shave?canals

    November 30, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Roadsniper

    When there masters are not home i shave there ladies,, and than she makes me a sandwich

    November 30, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  10. I vote for WAR

    Whoever in the Home Office or whatever office is the one with the big hard-on for attacking Iran all these years had better think fast or they'll lose the chance to provoke a war with Iran.

    Or they could just assassinate the Ayatollah, Aminidejad, and all those disgusting rabid idiots running Iran and save us all the trouble of yet another war.

    Where DO they get these ideas in Britain? And how hard is it to do things intelligently anyway?
    There's always some "neo-con" who has no idea what the hell they are doing and they always manage to bribe and influence their way into positions of power where they proceed to royally screw things up.

    But war works. Nothing like another war when you have about six going, right?

    November 30, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)

      Tell me something here, are those so-called "rabid idiots" as you call them in Iran really any worse that the right-wing thugs now ruling in London? Somehow I don't think so!!!!!!

      November 30, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat ( in a hat )

    Thank you BOMBO @ 10:46. George is starting early today.

    November 30, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    @bobcat (in a hat) @ 10:38:

    Your posts are boring.

    November 30, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Oh I get it, BRITAIN is at fault for the "students" attacking its embassy.

    You know, I'm getting a bit tired of all the western bashing that goes on in these countries...but they're the first to have their hand out for "aid", aren't they?

    Let them have at it and have one giant tribal war...and let the west stay out of it...

    November 30, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    @bobcat (in a hat)11:04:
    Your posts are boring.

    November 30, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat ( in a hat )

    Because of unfettered Troll activity, bobcat (in a hat) will not be posting. Any and all posts under that name are from the troll we have all come to despise.
    And since banasys name has also been hijacked, I'm sure she is going to agree.

    November 30, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
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