Iran says to take further action against UK

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Posted: Nov 30, 2011 1:24 PM
Iran says to take further action against UK

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said Britain's decision to close the Iranian embassy in London on Wednesday was "hasty" and that it would lead to further retaliation, state TV reported, quoting a government spokesman.

"The foreign ministry spokesman ... described the move as ... hasty and added that naturally the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran would take further appropriate action regarding the issue," the news reporter said.

Britain shut down the Iranian embassy in London and expelled all its staff on Wednesday, saying the storming of the British diplomatic mission in Tehran on Tuesday could not have taken place without some degree of consent from Iranian authorities.

(Reporting by Zahra Hosseinian; Writing by Robin Pomeroy)