Iran Passes Law To Expel British Ambassador

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Iran passed a law to expel the British Ambassador to Tehran on Monday. Abbasali Kadkhodai, spokesperson for the Guardian Council said the body had unanimously approved the legislation.

The Council which consists of a panel of 12 clerics and jurists, made the decision in retaliation to Britain’s decision to employ punitive sanctions against Iran following UN reports it was building a nuclear bomb. Britain last week banned British banks from dealing with Iranian financial institutions. The panel said its decision was in line with Islamic values and warned Tehran would take similar action against any other country which decided to impose sanctions against it.