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Attack on UK embassy in Iran 'had support of the state'

The ruling regime in Iran are likely to have supported an attack on the UK's embassy in Tehran, the British ambassador to the country has said.

Dominick Chilcott told the BBC Iran is a country in which such action is only taken "with the acquiescence and the support of the state".

Hundreds of protesters attacked the UK embassy in Tehran on Tuesday.

And diplomats working at the Iranian embassy in London have left Britain after being expelled.

James Reynolds reports.

  • 02 Dec 2011
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