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Arrest of Ambassador to Iran: Foreign Secretary statement

The British Ambassador to Iran was briefly detained by Iranian authorities on 11 January.

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Following the brief detention of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:

The arrest of our Ambassador in Tehran without grounds or explanation is a flagrant violation of international law. 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 deescalate tensions and engage in a diplomatic path forwards.

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Published 11 January 2020