UK’s Ambassador denies attending protest
Tehran, Iran - Britain’s Ambassador to Tehran denied on Sunday that he took part in a demonstration that broke out at a memorial for the 176 people killed when a plane was shot down.
Students held a gathering at Tehran’s Amirkabir University on Saturday evening to honour those killed hours after Iran admitted the Ukrainian airliner was downed by mistake.
Iran’s Mehr news agency said the Ambassador, Rob Macaire, was arrested for his alleged ‘involvement in provoking suspicious acts’ at the gathering in front of the university.
‘Can confirm I wasn’t taking part in any demonstrations! Went to an event advertised as a vigil for victims of #PS752 tragedy’, Macaire said on Twitter, adding he had been detained half an hour after leaving the area.