Asefi denies recalling of diplomats
Tehran, Sept 3 - Spokesman for Iranian Foreign Ministry Hamid-Reza Asefi dismissed as "baseless and unfounded" news claiming Iran has recalled 400 of its diplomats to the country.
The al-Jazeera news network claimed yesterday that Iran, following the Argentina case and the arrest of Iranian ex-ambassador of Iran to Buenos Aires, had recalled 400 of its diplomats back home.
Asefi stressed that the news was utterly baseless and false.
However, Asefi confirmed the news about Iranian ambassador to London Morteza Sarmadi's return to Tehran.
Some British media had quoted "diplomatic sources" yesterday as saying that Sarmadi had returned to Iran.
Asefi said that Sarmadi was in Tehran for some consultations.
He did not elaborate on how long the Iranian ambassador is going to stay in Tehran. http://www.iribnews.com/Full_en.asp?news_id=187246&n=32
Iran launches probe into shootout case
Tehran, Sept 3 - Iran's Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) have launched a serious investigation into the case of the shooting at the British embassy in Tehran, foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said Wedneday.
Reports said unknown gunmen fired five rounds of bullets to the British embassy in Tehran in midday at about 11 local time.
"The situation is under control", Asefi stressed. The officials have launched a probe into the irresponsible incident, he continued.
Reports said that Iran have tightened security after the shootout on the embassy. http://www.iribnews.com/Full_en.asp?news_id=187295&n=32
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