Norway closes embassy in Tehran


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The Independent Online

Norway has closed its embassy in Tehran due to security concerns after Britain's embassy was stormed by Iranian protesters, a Norwegian government official said today.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hilde Steinfeld said the decision to close the embassy was taken late yesterday, but Norway's diplomatic staff have not been evacuated from the country.

Ms Steinfeld would not go into greater detail today, but said the decision came "after security concerns" and "in context with the attack on the British embassy".