Iran promises better protection for diplomats

By REUTERS
December 6, 2011 18:09

BERLIN - Iran promised to provide better protection in future for diplomats and said there would be no repeat of the storming of the British embassy last week, which has damaged its already strained ties with Europe.

Britain shut its embassy, withdrew its diplomats and expelled Iranian diplomats from London after the attack, which saw protesters storm its embassy and a residential compound, smashing buildings and burning offices.

Other European countries, including France and Germany, also withdrew ambassadors from Tehran in solidarity with London.

Asked in an interview if Iran could guarantee that diplomats will be better protected in future, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said: "Yes, this experience has immunized us against these kinds of illegal actions. This won't happen again."


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