UK Closes Iran Embassy; Germany Recalls Ambassador
November 30, 2011 - 9:17 am
Barack Obama may still want to negotiate with the psychotic mullahs, but it seems Old Europe is starting to wake up:
LONDON – Britain said on Wednesday it had ordered the immediate closure of Iran’s embassy in London and had closed its own embassy in Tehran after it was stormed by protesters.
“The Iranian charge (d’affaires) in London is being informed now that we require the immediate closure of the Iranian embassy in London and that all Iranian diplomatic staff must leave the United Kingdom within the next 48 hours,” British Foreign Secretary William Hague told parliament.
German media reported on Wednesday that Germany has recalled its ambassador to Iran for consultation after the British diplomatic mission in Tehran was stormed on Tuesday.
Spiegel Online on its website cited the German Foreign Ministry as saying Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle had decided to recall the ambassador. Magazine Stern also reported the ambassador has been called back to Germany.