U.K. To Expel All Iranian Officials After Tehran Embassy Raid


A day after Iranian demonstrators stormed the U.K.’s embassy in Tehran in a major breach of diplomatic rules, British authorities announced they are expelling Iranian diplomatic officials from London. Reuters reports that British Foreign Secretary William Hague told Parliament that the government notified the embassy that all Iranian officials must leave the U.K. within 48 hours. “The Iranian charge (d’affaires) in London is being informed now that we require the immediate closure of the Iranian embassy in London,” he said, also officially announcing that the U.K.’s embassy in Tehran had closed.