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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Iran Expels Diplomat

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Tehran has ordered a senior British diplomat expelled, one week after London threw out an Iranian envoy, the British government confirmed Wednesday. British Deputy Head of Mission Hamish Cowell has been asked to leave Iran, the Foreign Office said, describing his expulsion as "entirely unjustified." The Foreign Office also confirmed that it expelled Iran's deputy head of mission last Thursday, because he and other embassy staff had been "attempting to distribute forged documents purporting to show that Britain's policy in Bosnia was directed against Muslims," a Foreign Office spokesman said.