Cameron: 'Serious consequences' for Iran embassy attack

British Prime Minister says attack by Iranian student protesters on UK mission "outrageous and indefensible."

David Cameron 260 (photo credit: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT)
David Cameron 260
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 stormedtwo British diplomatic compounds in Tehran on Tuesday, smashingwindows, torching a car and burning the British flag in protestagainst new sanctions imposed by London.