France stays open in Iran due to 'responsibilities'

Britain, US support Canada's decision; Baird says monitoring safety on 'day-to-day basis.'

Embassy Photo: Carl Meyer
Media record a car with diplomatic plates driving into the Iranian Embassy on the morning of Sept. 7, shortly after Canada announced it was severing ties with Iran.
Ally Foster
Published: Wednesday, 09/19/2012 12:00 am EDT

After foreign embassies became targets for violent protests in the Middle East and North Africa, Canada's decision to shutter its mission in Tehran is being seen through a new lens of regional instability—yet several European missions say their governments are staying open for business in Iran.

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