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LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday labeled an attack by Iranian protesters on the British embassy in Tehran "outrageous and indefensible" and called on the Islamic Republic to prosecute those responsible.
Echoing earlier comments from Foreign Secretary William Hague, Cameron
also warned of "serious consequences" for Iran, adding that Britain
would consider what measures it would take in the coming days.
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"The attack on the British embassy in Tehran today was outrageous and
indefensible. The failure of the Iranian government to defend British
staff and property was a disgrace," Cameron said in a statement.
"The Iranian government must recognise that there will be serious
consequences for failing to protect our staff. We will consider what
these measures should be in the coming days."
Iranian protesters stormed
two British diplomatic compounds in Tehran
on Tuesday, smashing
windows, torching a car and burning the British flag in protest
against new sanctions imposed by London