NEW YORK (
) -- Iranian students stormed the British embassy in Tehran on Tuesday after England cut off financial ties with the country, reports said.
England cut off all financial ties with Iran last week after a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency expressed new concerns over Iran's nuclear program, according to
. The IEA report gave detailed evidence of the parameters of the Iranian nuclear program.
A thousand Iranian students are protesting because they want the British ambassador removed.
Iran said its nuclear program is peaceful,
This is the first time England has cut off an entire country's banking sector from its financing, according to
The Iranian Parliament voted Sunday to oust the British ambassador and change Iran's diplomatic relations with England as a result of England's sanctions,
said. This vote has to be approved by Iran's Guardian Council.
While protesting, the Iranian students chanted "death to England," tore down the British flag from the embassy and threw documents from the embassy's window,
The Associated Press
said. About 1,000 students gathered near the embassy, but only a small number took part in storming the building.
said the police had the incident under control,
-- Written by Alexandra Zendrian
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