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Iranian minister 'sorry' for attack

The Iranian foreign minister has expressed regret about the storming of Britain's embassy in Tehran by demonstrators, German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has said.

The ministry reporter Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi said he "was deeply sorry for what has happened" and vowed "to do everything to prevent such an incident from happening again".

The ministers were holding bilateral talks in Bonn ahead of a global conference on Afghanistan's future.

The statement says Mr Westerwelle stressed that an attack on one of the European Union's diplomatic missions "is perceived as being directed against the missions of all EU member states".

It says Mr Westerwelle has also urged Iran to co-operate with the international community to shed light on its controversial nuclear programme.

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