British Council suspends operations in Iran after local staff 'intimidated'
The Guardian
04-Feb-2009 (one comment)

The British Council has stopped work in Iran because of "intimidation and harassment" of its staff by the Iranian government, it will be announced today.

The announcement comes amid tensions over Iran's nuclear programme and signals that the Ahmadinejad government may reject planned diplomatic overtures from Barack Obama's new administration. The US state department said yesterday that an American badminton team due to take part in an Iranian tournament had been denied visas at the last moment.

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by NajafVisitor on

I hope this is not a sign that they just want to get out of Iran, before Netenyahu comes to power and cuts loose in all directions.