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British ambassador to Iran arrested: UK govt


LONDON (AFP): Iranian authorities briefly detained Britain’s ambassador in Tehran on Saturday, according to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, after he was reportedly arrested during protests against the regime.

“The arrest of our ambassador in Tehran without grounds or explanation is a flagrant violation of international law,” Raab said in a statement after the detention of Rob Macaire.

The minister warned Iran that it was “at a cross-roads moment”, and had to choose between “its march towards pariah status” or “take steps to de-escalate tensions and engage in a diplomatic path forwards.”

Macaire was arrested for allegedly “inciting” protesters in Tehran angry …read more

Source:: The Frontier Post

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