Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the British government has officially apologized over the storming of the Iranian Embassy in London by a few assailants, and the UK police has arrested all of them.
In a statement on Friday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the London police has arrested the four supporters of a radical group residing in the UK after they climbed onto the balcony of Iran’s embassy building and disrespected the Iranian flag.
Qassemi also called for the prosecution and punishment of those behind the raid.
“Immediately after the incident was reported, Dr. Araqchi, the [Iranian] deputy foreign minister for political affairs, expressed the Islamic Republic of Iran’s strong protest to the British ambassador to Tehran and demanded that the UK police fully protect our diplomats in London and immediately deal with the assailants,” said Qassemi.
Qassemi added that the British ambassador to Tehran extended the British government’s official apology.
Qassemi quoted the top British diplomat as saying that the UK riot police are present at the scene and have the situation under control. According to the British ambassador, the necessary measures have been adopted to protect the lives of Iranian diplomats and to keep the attackers from breaking into the embassy building.
A number of attackers scaled the wall of Iran’s embassy building in London and took down the Iranian flag.
Source: Mehr News Agency