UN envoys seek condemnation of Tehran protests

29th November 2011, Comments 0 comments

UN Security Council envoys held talks Tuesday over the storming of Britain's embassy in Tehran, with Western nations seeking a strong condemnation of the protests, diplomats said.

A statement was expected to be released by the 15-nation council, which Western nations also wanted to call on Iran to protect diplomatic personnel and premises in Tehran in line with international law, diplomats added.

Talks were held on the sidelines of regular Security Council meetings as students pursued the occupation of British buildings in the Iranian capital.

Among the five permanent members of the council, Britain, France, the United States and Russia have already condemned the protests individually.

Protesters stormed Britain's embassy and another diplomatic compound in Tehran, trashing offices, stealing documents and defying police efforts to remove them.

© 2011 AFP

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