The hasty decision by the British government to expel all Iranian diplomats from the UK is another step to tighten the diplomatic, economic and military noose around the Islamic republic – a tactic that has defined the western attitude to Iran for at least the past six years. In fact, the government of Iran has apologised and condemned the incursion into the British embassy as an unacceptable act. Despite the accusations made in the western media, there is no evidence at all that the supreme leader or the commanders of the Revolutionary Guards had in any way approved the action of the students. All of this makes the expulsion of all Iranian diplomats completely unjustifiable.
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