Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned UK Ambassador to Tehran Nicholas Hopton to express the Islamic Republic’s protest over the British police’s performance in the recent attack on the Iranian embassy in London.
“Following the attack of people affiliated with an extremist religious group on Iran’s Embassy in London, the UK ambassador was summoned by the foreign ministry’s Director General for Europe,” said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Saturday.
The spokesman said Iran has objected to the performance of the UK police in the face of the attack.
“The Director General for Europe urged the UK government to fulfill its duty to protect diplomats and diplomatic premises and take more protective measures for the Iranian buildings.”
Hopton, for his part, expressed regret over the incident and explained about the performance of the UK police and the arrest of protesters.
The ambassador said he will convey Iran’s message to London and will provide Tehran with answers as soon as possible.
Several hours after the beginning of the raid on Friday, the London police 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.