UK pulls diplomatic staff from Iran after embassy attack

Protesters stormed two British diplomatic compounds in Tehran in row over fresh sanctions
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Protesters storm a security gate as they break in to the British Embassy during an anti-British demonstration in the Iranian capital on Nov 29 (Getty Images)
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Britain has evacuated all its diplomatic staff from Iran, sources told Reuters on Wednesday (AFP/Getty Images)
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Britain said it was outraged by the attacks and warned of 'serious consequences' (Getty Images)
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Relations between the two countries have soured further over recent weeks, with the UK Treasury imposing sanctions on Iranian banks (Getty Images)
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UK accused the banks of supporting the country's nuclear programme (Getty Images)
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An Iranian Basij militia member throws stones towards the building of the British embassy in Tehran (AFP/Getty Images)
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The Iranian authorities insist that its nuclear plans are for peaceful purposes only and parliament has voted to downgrade diplomatic relations with the UK (Getty Images)
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On Tuesday, Iranian protesters stormed two British diplomatic compounds in Tehran (AFP/Getty Images)
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They smashed windows, torched a car and burned the British flag in protest against new sanctions imposed by London (Getty Images)
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Several dozen protesters broke away from a crowd of a few hundred outside the main British embassy compound in Tehran, scaled the gates, broke the locks and went inside (AFP/Getty Images)