Iran officially protests to Britain, claiming its ambassador to Tehran demonstrations


The Iranian government submitted a protest note to its British counterpart, claiming that British Ambassador Rob Mac Air participated in “illegal demonstrations” in the capital, Tehran.

On Sunday, the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it had summoned Macire for “his unusual behavior and his participation in unlawful demonstrations.”

The ministry said it had submitted an official protest note to the British ambassador and his government.

Earlier, Macer denied accusations of participating in the protests in Tehran on Saturday, commenting on his detention and his subsequent release by the Iranian authorities.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Rapp said on Saturday that the detention of London’s ambassador to Tehran, Rob Mac Air, was a “flagrant violation of international law.”

British media reported that the Iranian authorities arrested the British ambassador to Tehran on Saturday, and then released him, on the grounds of photographing the demonstrations taking place in the Iranian capital.

On the same day, a gathering in Tehran, during a memorial service for the victims of the Ukrainian plane that crashed a few days ago in Tehran, turned into a demonstration against the ruling regime in the country.

The demonstrators, who gathered in front of Amirkabir University in Tehran, chanted slogans against the Iranian regime, and demanded the resignation of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

They also chanted slogans such as “Let the Revolutionary Guards be ashamed, leave the country safely”, “Death to the dictator”, “We want the liars’ resignation”, and “We want the commander-in-chief of Khamenei to resign.”

After the angry demonstration launched anti-regime slogans, the Special Police Forces intervened, blocked the roads leading to the demonstration site, and prevented citizens from going to it.

On Wednesday, a Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane crashed, killing 176 people: 82 Iranians, 57 Canadians, 11 Ukraine, 10 Swedes, 4 Afghans, 3 Germans and 3 Britons.

The incident occurred in conjunction with Tehran targeting American bases in Iraq with a number of missiles.


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