Britain’s ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire Britain’s ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire

British amb. to Iran arrested, held for several hours in Tehran after attending vigil

By: MENA
Sun, Jan. 12, 2020
TEHRAN, Jan 12 (MENA) - Britain’s ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, has been arrested and held for several hours after attending a vigil for the victims of the Ukraine plane crash which turned into a demonstration, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Details of his arrest were announced by the country’s semi-official Tasnim news agency and prompted an angry response from Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab.

"The arrest of our Ambassador in Tehran without grounds or explanation is a flagrant violation of international law,” he said.

"The Iranian government is at a crossroads moment. It can continue its march towards pariah status with all the political and economic isolation that entails, or take steps to deescalate tensions and engage in a diplomatic path forward."

It is understood that the event which Macaire attended had been advertised as a vigil at Amir Kabir University for the 176 victims of the Tehran plane crash last week.
 
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