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British Embassy Officials to Stand Trial in Iran

The Iranian government further rattles the UK’s Cage

Time Online reports:

“Iran’s top legislative body announced today that British embassy staff accused of inciting post-election violence will be forced to stand trial in Tehran.

The surprise move by the Guardian Council will cause relations between London and the Iranian regime to sink further after the two countries engaged in tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions last week. Downing Street said the Government was concerned and seeking urgent clarification today.

The announcement could also trigger a more aggressive diplomatic stance from EU nations, which yesterday rejected British and Czech moves to pull out all European ambassadors from Tehran.”

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