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British Ambassador to Tehran Rob Macaire has reportedly left Iran after harsh criticisms of his controversial attendance in an “illegal” protest rally in Tehran.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has strongly condemned the British ambassador’s unlawful and unprofessional measure and his suspicious attendance at a gathering in Tehran, as well as the inappropriate comments made by other UK officials.
A video has been released by the Iranian police showing the UK ambassador to Tehran among the protesters who had gathered in an “illegal” rally in front of a university in Tehran.
Iran’s government spokesman has strongly criticized the UK ambassador’s participation in an illegal rally in Tehran, warning London against interference in the Islamic Republic’s domestic affairs.
Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned UK Ambassador to Tehran Rob Macaire over his unconventional behavior and attendance at illegal rallies in Tehran.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi says the British ambassador was not arrested as a UK top diplomat but as “an unknown foreigner” in an illegal gathering in Tehran for a few minutes.
British Ambassador Rob Macaire, who was briefly arrested last night, says he did not attend a protest gathering outside Amirkabir University of Technology on Saturday evening.
President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has reminded British Prime Minister Boris Johnson about the significant role of General Qassem Soleimani in the fight against terrorism, saying Britons in London would have not enjoyed security without the late Iranian commander’s efforts.