In a statement on Friday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi reacted to a move by several supporters of a radical group residing in the UK who climbed onto the balcony of Iran’s embassy building and disrespected the Iranian flag.
“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.
According to Qassemi, 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.
Qassemi said the assailants have been arrested, and that the incident is over.He also called for the prosecution and punishment of those behind the raid.