Business Today
Loading...

UK ambassador arrested in Tehran; Britain says violation of international law

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in a statement called the arrest 'a flagrant violation of international law'

twitter-logoReuters | January 12, 2020 | Updated 11:59 IST
UK ambassador arrested in Tehran; Britain says violation of international law
Iran-US conflict: UK ambassador arrested in Tehran

Britain's Foreign Office confirmed on Saturday that the country's ambassador in Tehran was briefly detained by Iranian authorities, denouncing the arrest as a "flagrant violation of international law".

Earlier, the Tehran-based Tasnim news agency reported that British envoy Rob Macaire was arrested for several hours in front of Amir Kabir University for inciting anti-government protesters.

"The arrest of our Ambassador in Tehran without grounds or explanation is a flagrant violation of international law," Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a statement.

"The Iranian government is at a cross-roads moment. It can continue its march towards pariah status with all the political and economic isolation that entails, or take steps to de-escalate tensions and engage in a diplomatic path forwards," Raab said.

Also read: Iran-US conflict: Protests, condemnation after Iran admits downing Ukrainian plane

Also read: Iran-US conflict: US to relax restrictions on flights in Iranian airspace; India monitors scenario

Youtube
  • Print

  • COMMENT
BT-Story-Page-B.gif
A    A   A
close