Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Iran vote on expulsion of British Ambassador to Iran

Press Release   •   Nov 28, 2011 09:21 GMT

Iranian Parliament's vote to expel the British Ambassador is "regrettable".

Commenting on the Iranian Parliament’s vote today, an FCO spokesperson said:

"The Iranian Parliament’s vote to expel our Ambassador, Dominick Chilcott, is regrettable. This unwarranted move will do nothing to help the regime address their growing isolation or international concerns about their nuclear programme and human rights record.

"If the Iranian Government acts on this, we will respond robustly in consultation with our international partners."