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UN urges Iranian authorities to protect diplomats

11-30-2011 15:06 BJT

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The U.N. Security Council has also condemned the storming of the two British diplomatic compounds in Tehran and urged Iranian authorities to protect diplomats.

The non-binding statement was approved unanimously by all members of the 15-nation council, including Russia and China.

Jose Filipe Moraes Cabral, Portugal's UN Ambassador, said, "The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attacks against the United Kingdom's embassy in Tehran, Iran, which resulted in intrusions into the diplomatic and consular premises, causing serious damage. ...In this context, and expressing their deep concern at such attacks, the members of the Security Council called on the Iranian authorities to protect diplomatic and consular property and personnel, and to respect fully their international obligations in this regard."



Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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