France to bring home staff from embassy in Iran

Last Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 19:14

Paris: A government official says France is temporarily downsising its embassy in Iran, bringing some employees and their families home in the coming days.
The Foreign Ministry official said Saturday that the move is in response to Iranian protesters` recent attack on Britain`s embassy in Tehran.
The official stressed that French embassy will remain open, but declined to specify how many people are being sent home. Some 20 to 30 French nationals work at the embassy.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity in accordance with ministry policy.

The storming of the British embassy has prompted Britain to pull its diplomats out of Iran, and expel Iranian diplomats from the UK Other European countries aside from France also have condemned the attack.

Bureau Report



First Published: Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 19:14

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