British Council Closes Culture Center In Iran, Local Staff 'Intimidated'

03/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Julian Borger, Diplomatic Editor The Guardian

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 cultural and educational centre decided to close its doors in Tehran after its entire local staff of 16 was summoned by security officials to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's office at the end of December and ordered to resign.

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