Skip to comments.Britain’s ambassador to Iran, was arrested on Saturday in Tehran, briefly detained, and then released.
Posted on 01/11/2020 3:47:27 PM PST by Hojczyk
Sky News journalist Haynes reported from Kiev, Ukraine, that according to her sources Mr Macaire was arrested, briefly, and then released.
The British embassy in Tehran has reduced staff levels but the ambassador and his team are still in the country. Ambassador Macaire has been in post since March 2018.
The Mirror reports that Iranian media Tasnim News Agency claimed that the 53-year-old diplomat had been accused of inciting protesters and was arrested outside of Amir Kabir University. Iranian media claimed he was detained for several hours before being released.
Sky News reports that the ambassador had been attending a vigil to the victims of flight 752, but that the event quickly evolved into a demonstration. As soon as Ambassador Macaire realised the tone of the event had changed, he left. On his way back to the embassy, Mr Macaire had gone to a barbers for a haircut and that was when he was arrested, according to the report. He was held for two hours, and following calls between Tehran and London, the ambassador was released and is said to now be at home.
Foreign secretary Dominic Raab confirmed the reports, releasing a strong statement, saying: The arrest of our ambassador in Tehran without grounds or explanation is a flagrant violation of international law.
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.
The arrest came amidst protests in the Iranian capital after the countrys Revolutionary Guard admitted it had unintentionally shot down a commercial Ukrainian aeroplane, killing 176 passengers and crew. Three of the victims were British.
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British Ambassador to Tehran Robert Macaire Arrested, Released in Iran
Was Meghan Markle made aware of this?
time to Brexit Iran
If Iran is trying to save face, they are doing a rotten job of it.
Student protesters were one of the main catalysts in the last Iranian revolution. In Irans weakened state things could go south on the mullahs very quickly. When Jimmah slid the knife into the Shahs back the revolution exploded. Are we seeing the reverse, with finally a strong commitment from the US? Both Britain and Hungary are beginning to tow the Trump/Israeli line towards Iran as well.
More bully boy crap from the mullahs.
The demographics are against the mullahs. A significant portion of the Iranian people are under 30.
Well they can always shoot his plane down
Because a lot of the population that would be over 30 now died in the Iran Iraq war
Plus large families were encouraged by the mullahs.
IRGC may want to throw current govt leaders under the camel.
I don't think so. Ivan and the ChiComs will backup the mullahs. The oil must flow.
Ivans got plenty of oil. He would love to see some oil off the world market. The Chicoms, youre right but theyre in a bad position to bring influence to bear.
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