British diplomats left Iran on Wednesday, a day after the embassy in Tehran was stormed by protestors.
In the light of yesterday's events and to ensure their ongoing safety, some staff are leaving Tehran, a statement from Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague said.
Ensuring the safety of our staff and their families is our immediate priority.
Diplomatic work will continue, although not in the embassy, the government added. It is unclear how many people will be leaving Iran, and the British The Foreign Office has only said that some staff will depart for their safety.
Additionally, the UK has closed Iran's embassy in London and is going to expel all Iranian diplomats in England.
If any country makes it impossible for us to operate on their soil they cannot expect to have a functioning embassy here, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday.
Hundreds of Iranian protestors scaled the wall of the British embassy on Tuesday in reaction to new sanctions imposed by the UK over Iran's nuclear program. The United States and Canada have also introduced new sanctions against Iran, following an International Atomic Energy Agency report that claimed Iran was working to develop nuclear weapons.
Iran has repeatedly denied the military aspect of their budding nuclear capabilities, but the country called Tuesday's event unacceptable behavior by a small number of protesters, according to the BBC.
However, Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani did lash out at the United Nations Security Council for condemning the student protestors so quickly.
The hasty move in the Security Council in condemning the students' actions was done to cover up previous crimes of America and Britain while the police did all they could to keep the peace, Larijani stated.
Norway has also shut its embassy in Tehran, but is not sending staff home.