British ambassador leaves Iran


The British ambassador to Tehran, Robert Macaire, has fled Iran after he was arrested earlier and held for a short time.

The Iranian state news agency IRNA has announced that Macaire left after being given a preliminary notice, giving no further details.

British Ambassador to Tehran Rob Macaire allegedly tried to “organize and promote some radical and destructive activities” was briefly arrested and later released on January 11 after attending a commemoration ceremony. in Iran for people who lost their lives in a Ukrainian plane that Iran claimed to have crashed.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab reacted to Macaire’s arrest, saying it was an “excessive violation” of international law.

Iran, meanwhile, sent a protest note to the Government of London on the grounds that the British ambassador to Tehran had participated in “illegal protests”.

In response, the Iranian ambassador to London, Hamid Baeidinejad, has been summoned to the British Foreign Ministry for a short time by the British ambassador to Tehran.

In a written statement, Britain’s Foreign Ministry noted that it was “unacceptable” to arrest its ambassador during a memorial ceremony.

“This violates the Vienna Agreement and must be investigated,” the statement said, further emphasizing that Iranian Ambassador to London Baeidinejad was called to the Foreign Ministry.

In this connection, even one of the spokesmen of the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has said that Britain “wants to get a guarantee that this will never happen again”.


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