Expelled Iranian diplomats arrive home
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||3 December 2011|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Expelled Iranian diplomats arrive home, 3 December 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4eeb155428.html [accessed 26 January 2015]|
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December 03, 2011
Iranian diplomats expelled from London in response to attacks on British compounds in Tehran have arrived home.
Iran's official IRNA news agency said about 150 people were on hand at Tehran's Mehrabad airport to greet the diplomats even though the government had reportedly opposed any high-profile welcome.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague on November 30 ordered the diplomats to leave Britain within 48 hours, following the closure of Britain's embassy in Tehran, which was stormed and ransacked by protesters one day earlier.
Germany, France and the Netherlands have recalled their ambassadors, and Italy and Spain summoned Iranian envoys to condemn the attacks.
compiled from agency reports