'Hold to task guilty for attack on UK Embassy'



`Hold to task guilty for attack on UK Embassy` Washington: US President Barack Obama has urged the Iranian Government to hold to task those responsible for the attack on the British Embassy in Tehran.

"I strongly urge the Iranian government to hold those who are responsible to task. They have a responsibility to protect diplomatic outposts," Obama said in a joint media availability with the visiting Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

"I think it's important for me to just note that all of us, I think, are deeply disturbed by the crashing of the English embassy of the United Kingdom in Iran. That kind of behaviour is not acceptable," Obama said.

"That is a basic international obligation that all countries need to observe. For rioters, essentially, to be able to overrun the embassy and set it on fire is an indication that the Iranian government is not taking its international obligations seriously," he said.

"So obviously, we're deeply concerned about that situation and we expect to see some sort of definitive action sometime very quickly," Obama said in his remarks.

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