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Hague: All Iranian diplomats to leave UK within 48 hours

The UK is to expel all Iranian diplomats following the storming of its embassy in Tehran, Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced.

He said he had ordered the immediate closure of the Iranian embassy in London and that all Iranian diplomats had 48 hours to leave the UK.

Tuesday's attack by hundreds of protesters followed Britain's decision to impose further sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme.

  • 30 Nov 2011
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