Iran threatens to take further action against the British ambassador


Iran has threatened to take further measures if British Ambassador Rob MacAir continues to participate in anti-regime protests against the backdrop of the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane, and will not be satisfied with summoning him to the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

And the Iranian Foreign Ministry considered, in a statement, on Monday, the participation of Makir in a demonstration against the regime as illegal and inconsistent with diplomacy, and said: “Iran strongly condemns the participation of Makir in a demonstration at home, and the inappropriate statements of the British authorities.”

The statement pointed out that the statements of British officials related to the killing of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, is a participation of the US move to assassinate Soleimani.

He stressed that the participation of Maker in a demonstration in the capital, Tehran, is considered interference in Iran’s internal affairs, calling for an end to this type of behavior.

The statement pointed out that Macair’s participation in the demonstration is contrary to diplomatic principles, warning that if such actions continue, the Iranian Foreign Ministry will not be satisfied with calling the ambassador, without clarifying what it intends to do.

And Saturday, the Iranian authorities arrested British Ambassador, Rob MacAir, after being accused of “attempting to organize and incite some destructive radical actions”, during a memorial service for the victims of the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane, which the Iranian authorities said had been brought down by mistake.

However, the Iranian authorities quickly released the British ambassador shortly after his arrest.

And Saturday, the Iranian Staff announced, in a statement, that its air defense system shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane, after a “human error” the moment it passed over a “sensitive military zone”.

While the Iranian Revolutionary Guards announced, later in the day, the commander of his underground force, Brigadier Amir Ali Haji Zadeh, that he was responsible for shooting down the plane.

Tehran initially denied the plane was hit by a missile, and said it had convincing evidence in this regard.

On January 8, 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.


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