Tehran, Sept. 9 (Reuters): Britain protested “strongly” to Iran today after a second drive-by shooting around the British embassy in Tehran in under a week, amid already fraught ties over Britain’s arrest of a former Iranian diplomat.
A British diplomat in Tehran said three or four shots were fired at or near the embassy early today and said witnesses saw them coming from two men on a motorcycle. He did not say if the embassy was hit but said there were no injuries.
In a similar incident last Wednesday, gunshots also apparently fired from a passing motorcycle pierced windows in the embassy building that stands near a busy street.
“We’ve protested strongly to the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs that security precautions taken by themafter last week’s shooting did not prevent this incident,” a foreign office spokesperson said in London.