British Council suspends work in Iran

The British Council has suspended its operations in Iran, complaining of "staff intimidation" by the authorities, its head said Thursday.

British Council suspends work in Iran

BBC News quoted British Council chief executive Martin Davidson as saying most of its 16 local employees had been summoned to the Iranian Office of the President in December, defending "they were ordered to resign from their posts."

"The British Council has suspended its operations in Tehran," it said in a statement on its website on Wednesday. "The decision became effective on 31 January."

There has been no official comment from Iran but an embassy spokesman in London said it would investigate the allegations, the BBC reported.

Agencies

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