No nonsense from Cameron's government over blatant attack on British sovereignty. Fox News:
Britain's foreign secretary William Hague said Wednesday that the UK was ordering the immediate closure of the Iranian embassy in London and that Britain was closing down its embassy in Tehran.
"We require the immediate closure of the Iranian embassy in London and for staff to leave the country," Hague told British lawmakers in a statement to parliament.
Hague added that Iranian diplomats "must leave the United Kingdom within the next 48 hours."
The closure follows the storming of the British Embassy in Tehran on Tuesday by hardline student protesters. All UK staff have now left Iranian soil, Hague confirmed.
Hague said Britain's move to close the Iranian embassy did not amount to the complete severing of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
He said despite Tuesday's attack, continued diplomatic communications between UK and Iran remained "desirable," but warned that the attack on Britain's embassy would not be tolerated.
The Iranians are so crazy that the British don't want to take a chance of a repeat of 1979 when the US embassy was overrun and our people taken hostage. As the attacks showed yesterday, authorities - if not in direct collusion with the "student" protestors - stood by while the embassy was trashed. It would seem that under these circumstances, discretion was the better part of valor.