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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,"
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.