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British diplomats weren't taken hostage in Iran: UK source
November 29, 2011 / 6:32 PM / 6 years ago

British diplomats weren't taken hostage in Iran: UK source

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - British diplomats in Tehran were not taken hostage or kidnapped and London is grateful for the intervention of Iranian police after protesters stormed Britain’s diplomatic compounds, a British source said on Tuesday.

“It’s been a confusing situation at times this afternoon. I wouldn’t use the term ‘hostage,'” a British source told Reuters.

“The Iranian police have intervened to try and ensure the safety of some of our staff for which we are grateful,” he said. “But this is a situation that should have never occurred in the first place.”

Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Bill Trott

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