Members of Majlis Shouted “Death to Britain”
The Iranian parliament, Majlis, today voted to expel the British ambassador to Tehran in response to the expanded sanctions against the country recently put in place by UK and other Western powers.
The parliament gave the government two weeks to downgrade the diplomatic relations with the UK to chargé d’affaires level and cut the commercial and economic bilateral relations to a minimum. After the resolution was approved by 171 votes, the members of Majlis began shouting “Death to Britain.” The members opposing the resolution wanted the Majlis to cut all diplomatic relations with the UK, and not just downgrading it.
The British Ambassador to Tehran Dominick Chilcott took up his post last month, probably not having time to unpack yet before being expelled from the country.