Iranian protesters stormed the British embassy and another British diplomatic compound in the Iranian capital on Tuesday. More than 20 protesters entered the embassy in the centre of Tehran, ransacking offices, smashing windows and tearing down the British flag before Iranian police stopped them, AFP reported.
In the second British diplomatic compound, in the northern part of Tehran, 100 to 300 protesters burst in and occupied the property, which houses schools and residences, according to Iranian media. According to IRNA, the protesters had foreigners there in their control.
The British Foreign Office voiced outrage at the incursion into its embassy, saying it was “utterly unacceptable and we condemn it”.
Iran on Monday passed a law to kick out Britain’s ambassador within the next two weeks and reduce diplomatic relations to the level of charge d’affaires because of the new sanctions.