Iran briefly arrests British envoy for involvement in Tehran unrest


Britain’s envoy to Tehran Rob Macaire was arrested for hours for his involvement in provoking suspicious acts in a gathering held in front of Tehran Amir Kabir University on Saturday, according to Tasnim news agency.

According to Tasnim dispatches, Macaire was in a protest rally in front of the university in time of arrest. He is accused of involvement in provoking some radical acts among protesters.

He was freed a few hours later but will be summoned tomorrow for further explanations.

A group of students had gathered inside the university to voice their protest after Iran announced the downing of a Ukrainian plane.© Content from this site must be hyperlinked when used.