Britain’s ambassador to Iran has been arrested during protests outside a university in the capital city Tehran over the Iran Plane Crush that killed 176 passengers.
Robert Macaire was detained for more than an hour before being released, the Iranian Tasnim news agency reported.
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 crossroads 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.”
Macaire was said to have been one of a number of individuals held on suspicion of organising, provoking and directing radical actions.
It is understood that Macaire had been attending what had been billed as a vigil for the victims of the crash.
However the event quickly turned into a demonstration at which point Macaire left.
It was as he was returning to the British embassy that he was arrested – although it is not clear who he was held by.
Following a number of urgent calls to the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs he was eventually released and allowed to return to the embassy.
Tasnim news, which has close connections with Iran’s Islamic revolutionary guard corps (IRGC), tweeted on Saturday night: “British ambassador to Tehran has been detained for organizing suspicious movements and protests in front of Amir Kabir University but released after hours and will be summoned by foreign ministry tomorrow [Sunday] morning.”
Iran has witnessed anti-government protests, as protesters in Tehran on Saturday chanted slogans against the nation’s top authorities, after Iranian authorities admitted shooting down a passenger plane, killing all 176 aboard.
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A Ghanaian woman believed to be in her 30s has reportedly been shot and killed in the US.
The lady in question has been identified as Rachel Maame Adwoa Amuah.
She is reported to have been shot dead around 1:20am on the seventh-floor of a high rise building on the 698 NE First Avenue on Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Miami Local 10 News reporter that the police after receiving a distress call in the area found the victim severely wounded around her neck from an apparent gunshot.
Reports say she was taken to the Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition. She reportedly died shortly after.
A Miami Police officer named Kenia Fallat is quoted as saying “Right now, we have one person that has been detained and one possible witness that we are questioning at this time.”
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In a message on the Microsoft founder’s Twitter account, the couple said they made the decision after “a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship”.
Gates, the fourth richest man in the world with a net worth of $130bn, married Melinda in January 1994.
“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” they said.
“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.
“We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.
The couple, who married on a golf course on the Hawaiian island of Lanai, have three children together – Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe.
They live in an earth-sheltered mansion in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington.