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Tehran: Iranian MP calls for expulsion of British ambassador


British diplomat Rob Macaire was arrested for taking part in protests against the government in Tehran. Britain ruled outraged.

Iranian MP Alaeddin Borudscherdi is demanding the expulsion of the British ambassador Rob Macaire from Iran. Macaire had taken part in a protest in front of Amir Kabir University over the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane by Iran. He was arrested for a few hours on Saturday evening.

"As an ambassador, you should know the laws and regulations of a country and respect the diplomatic criteria," said MP and former deputy foreign minister Borudzherdi on Sunday. , Therefore, Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Sarif should expel the ambassador, he said after a report by the Tasnim news agency.

During the protests on Saturday, hundreds of Iranians demanded that those responsible for shooting down the Ukrainian passenger plane be punished. The allegations against the British ambassador continued that he had provoked demonstrators to take "radical actions", the Tasnim news agency said. Britain has been outraged by the temporary arrest of the British ambassador to Tehran. British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab described "the unfounded and unsubstantiated arrest" of the ambassador in Tehran as "an outrageous violation of international law".

After days of delay, the Iranian government took responsibility for the shooting down of the Ukrainian Boeing, which left 176 people dead. The launch was inadvertent because the air defense had considered the passenger plane to be an "enemy aircraft", according to Tehran.

Source: zeit

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