Britain outraged by inclusion of embassy official in Iran mass trial

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London, Aug. 9 (ANI): Troubled relations between Britain and Iran have been further aggravated by the inclusion of a British embassy official at a mass trial in Tehran.

The British Foreign Office has said it was "outraged" that Hossein Rassam, a political analyst with the embassy, was on trial.

It said his appearance in the trials was completely unacceptable and it also contradicts the assurance provided by senior Iranian officials.

"Hossein is a member of our embassy staff going about his legitimate duties. Iranian action against him, and others would only bring further discredit on the Iranian regime," Sky News quoted David Miliband, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, as saying.

Miliband further said that he was extremely concerned at the unjustified charges which were laid against Rassam.

Rassam was one of nine embassy staff arrested in the wake of protests against the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (ANI)

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