Bahram Qassemi

Iran embassy episode in London ends, attackers arrested

IRNA – All those attacking Iranian Embassy in London were arrested and the episode was finished, Iran Foreign Ministry spokesmen said.

Bahram Qasemi called for trial and punishment of the perpetrators.

The attackers stormed into the compound of the Iranian embassy, hoisting their flag on the balcony of the building without facing any reaction on the part of the London police.

In the wake of the recent attack on Iran’s diplomatic mission in Britain by a London-based radical cult calling itself ‘Shiraz’, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman strongly protested the UK government.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for political affairs Abbas Araqchi immediately filed Iran’s protest to the UK envoy to Tehran Nicholas Hopton, Qasemi said.

Araqchi also called for London Police’s full protection for the Iranian diplomats and urgent action against attackers.

Qasemi went on to say that the British envoy officially apologized for the incident, saying the riot police had been deployed around the embassy and the situation was under control.