Embassy of the RS Tehran /Newsroom /
31.10.2009  

Presidency Statement on the sentencing of an Iranian British Embassy Employee

The Presidency of the European Union expresses its deep concern over the four-year prison sentence imposed on Mr Hossein Rassam, an employee of the British Embassy in Tehran, which represents an attack on normal diplomatic activity. The EU considers the sentence unjustified and harsh, and urges the Iranian authorities to overturn it swiftly.

The Presidency reiterates that any action against one EU country (a citizen or member of embassy staff) is considered an action against the entire EU, and will be treated accordingly.