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DIPLOMATIC RESPONSE Britain to Expel Iranian Diplomats FarsNews / Getty Images

Britain to Expel Iranian Diplomats

British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced Wednesday that Iranian diplomats in London will be expelled, effective immediately. Hague’s announcement came just one day after Iranian students attacked the British Embassy in Tehran, and days after Britain backed harsher U.S. sanctions against Iran. Hague said relations between Britain and Iran were now at their lowest level, but Britain is not severing ties with Iran entirely. Iran, for its part, condemned the attack, describing it as “unacceptable behavior by a small number of protesters.”

November 30, 2011 9:37 AM