Britain’s Ambassador to Rob Macaire was arrested for a few hours on Saturday evening for organizing and participating in the protest in Iran.
Tehran| US President Donald Trump told the people of Iran on Saturday that he is standing with them and monitoring the demonstrations. On January 8, Iran shot down a passenger plane from Ukraine. Iran on Saturday confessed that its army accidentally targeted Ukraine’s passenger plane. In a statement issued by the government, it was called a human error. Since this incident, hundreds of people have been protesting against the government in Iran.
The people do not disrespect the flag of USA and Israel. They say all over Iran: We are not the enemy of the USA and Israel. Our enemy is the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran.#IranProtests #IranProtests2020 pic.twitter.com/usT41DaYtm
— Mohammad Mozafari (@mohmd_mozafari) January 12, 2020
Trump tweeted- “I stand with the brave and long-suffering people of Iran from the beginning of my term. My administration will stand by you.” On the other hand, Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned the restrictions imposed by the US on some Iranian industrial companies and officials. On Friday, the US acted in response to its missile attack on US forces in Iraq and imposed more sanctions on Iran. Trump also tweeted in Persian.
Britain’s ambassador detained for a few hours
Britain’s Ambassador to Rob Macaire was arrested for a few hours on Saturday evening for organizing and participating in the protest here. According to reports, hundreds of students were protesting against Ukraine plane crash outside the Amir Kabir University of Technology in Tehran, including Macair. Students took out a rally and demanded action against those responsible for the accident.
— Ali Hamedani (@BBCHamedani) January 11, 2020
During the protest, people also tore the picture of Sulaimani
During the rally, protesters allegedly tore a photo of Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran. The police also used force to disperse the protesters. Commander Sulaimani was killed in a US drone strike last week. Macare is accused of inciting the protesters. He was released a few hours after his arrest, but summons will be summoned in this regard.