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Sun Jan 12 04:53:54
Was the anti-governmental protesters ordered out by the British embassy?

It kinda looks like it. Not very diplomatic and smooth. But didn’t the ambassador join anti-governmental protests in Hong Kong as well?

How would the British government feel if say the Russian ambassador joined protests critical of the British government? Would they regard it as a hostile action to British domestic affairs, or welcome it as a way to promote international law?

British ambassador to Iran arrested at protest in Tehran

Britain’s ambassador to Iran has been arrested in Tehran during protests outside a university, the UK Foreign office has said.

Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, said the arrest of Rob Macaire was a “flagrant violation of international law’’.

He was detained for more than an hour before being released, the Iranian Tasnim news agency reported.

He is said to have been one of a number of individuals held on suspicion of organising, provoking and directing radical actions.

In a statement, Mr Raab said: “The arrest of our ambassador in Tehran without grounds or explanation is a flagrant violation of international law.

In a tweet Tasnim news – an organisation with links to Iran’s Islamic revolutionary guard, said he had been detained “for organizing suspicious movements and protests in front of Amir Kabir University but released after hours”.

The tweet added he would be “summoned by the foreign ministry tomorrow morning”.

It is understood that Mr Macaire had been attending what had been billed as a vigil for the victims of the crash.

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