Britain’s ambassador in Iran has been summoned to explain his ‘illegal and inappropriate presence’ at an anti-government protest, the Iranian foreign ministry has said. Rob Macaire was called in to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after being arrested by police on Saturday as demonstrations broke out in Tehran over the downing of a Ukrainian airliner by Iranian forces. The move threatened to further escalate the diplomatic row between London and Tehran after Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab denounced Mr Macaire’s detention as a ‘flagrant violation’ of international law. Britain’s ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire (left) has revealed he was arrested despite not taking part in demonstrations against Ayatollah Khamenei in Tehran yesterday Thousands gathered to demand the supreme leader’s resignation after his regime admitted it had mistakenly shot down a civilian passenger plane Dozens of Iranian hard-liners were reported to have gathered outside the British embassy, chanting ‘Death to England’ and calling for the ambassador to be expelled. Earlier, Mr Macaire denied he had been taking part in the demonstrations. He said he been attending a vigil for the victims of Flight PS752, when protests broke out and he left. ‘Can confirm I wasn’t taking part in any demonstrations! Went to… Read full this story
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