ShareJanuary 12, 2020 A new day of protests in Iran against the Tehran regime that yesterday admitted the mistake, last Wednesday, of the shooting down of the Ukrainian flight on which 176 people died. An important gathering took place outside the Beheshit University in the capital Tehran where students sang slogans against the regime. "The enemy is not America, the enemy is here," he hears in some videos released by social media. Other demonstrations were reported at the University of Damghan in northern Iran and at the University of Isfahan in the center of the country, with slogans against the Iranian supreme leader, Ali Khamenei: "The Revolution Guards kill and the Supreme Guide them He backs. "
Pasdaran: ready to use force
The Quds Forces, elite units of the Revolutionary Guards (Pasdaran), say they are "ready to use force to appease the demonstrations against the regime" if they do not stop. This was stated by the representative of the Supreme Guide within the Forces, Ali Shirazi, quoted by the Iranian broadcaster Iran International and taken from various international media, including Sky News Arab and Al Arabiya. "Those who demonstrate are followers of the United States and Israel," he commented.
The British ambassador shot by Tehran police
"I can confirm that I was not taking part in any demonstration" in Tehran and that I "went to an event presented as a vigil for the victims of the tragedy of flight PS752", from which I "left after 5 minutes, when someone started to shout. " So the British ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, declaring on Twitter that he had been stopped in Tehran where demonstrations were held against the accidental shooting down of the Ukrainian plane by the Iranian armed forces and against local authorities. I was "arrested half an hour after leaving the area. Arresting diplomats is obviously illegal in every country," added Macaire.
According to the Iranian news agency Mehr, the ambassador, Rob Macaire, was arrested for his alleged "involvement in causing suspicious acts".
The head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell said he was "very concerned after the temporary detention of the British ambassador to Iran. Compliance with the Vienna Convention is an obligation".
The Foreign Ministry: the arrest of the British Ambassador is unacceptable
"The temporary arrest of the British Ambassador to Tehran is unacceptable. We express solidarity with the United Kingdom and strongly urge Iran to respect the rules and principles of international law." This is the tweet with which the Farnesina expressed solidarity in London after the arrest of the diplomat in Tehran.