Iran parliament committee votes to cut ties with UK

Vote comes in response to statements made last week by British Ambassador in which he criticized the country's human rights record.

December 19, 2010 21:39
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The Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission approved a bill on Sunday that will cut Iran's relations with the UK, reported Iranian Fars News Agency.

This vote comes in response to recent statements made by
British Ambassador to Teheran Simon Gass in which he criticized the country's human rights record. 

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According to a member of the commission, Mohammad Karami-Raad, "the commission members also condemned the recent remarks made by the British ambassador to Teheran as well as the other hostile moves made by the British government against our country throughout the history," reported Fars.

On the British embassy's website
Gass posted that lawyers, journalists and activists are nowhere under a greater threat than in Iran.

The bill has yet to be submitted to the parliament's presiding board for a final discussion and approval by all members of parliament.

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