British Ambassador in Tehran Arrested

Introduction – Jan 12, 2020

Ambassador Robert Macaire. Click to enlarge

We suspected that the West had been covertly involved in fomenting recent anti-government protests in Iran and this adds weight to our suspicions.
Britain’s Ambassador Rob Macaire was arrested last night after he attended what was claimed to have been a ‘vigil’ for passengers aboard the Ukrainian Boeing mistakenly shot down by Iran. However, the purported ‘vigil’ quickly turned into an anti-government protest, at which point Macaire left, the Guardian reports.
According to Fars News however, Macaire was arrested in front of the Amir Kabir University, where the vigil was being held for allegedly organizing and provoking mourners.
He was reportedly released several hours later but it is understood that he will be called by the Iranian Foreign Ministry to explain his case later today.
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab issued a statement condemning the detention of Macaire, saying it had been carried out “without grounds or explanation”.
However, Fars News reported “informed sources” as saying that Macaire had been holding secret meetings inside a shop opposite the main gate of the Amir Kabir University, where he had been monitoring events that led to the protest. Ed.

Britain’s ambassador to Iran is ARRESTED after ‘inciting protesters’ as locals clash with riot police in Tehran

Ellie Cambridge – The Sun Jan 12, 2020

Protest in Tehran Saturday night. Click to enlarge

THE UK’s ambassador to Iran was last night arrested after he was accused of “inciting” angry protests in Tehran.

Rob Macaire, 53, was in the furious crowds which clashed with cops, and was detained after photographing demonstrators.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the arrest of the ambassador – who was appointed as envoy in March 2018 – is a “flagrant violation of international law”.

He added: “The Iranian government is at a cross-roads moment.

“It can continue its march towards pariah status with all the political and economic isolation that entails, or take steps to deescalate tensions and engage in a diplomatic path forwards.”

Mr Macaire was detained for more than an hour before he was released.

The ambassador then denied claims he was involved in any demonstrations.

He tweeted: “Thanks for the many goodwill messages. Can confirm I wasn’t taking part in any demonstrations! Went to an event advertised as a vigil for victims of  #PS752 tragedy.

“Normal to want to pay respects- some of victims were British. I left after 5 mins, when some started chanting.

“Detained half an hour after leaving the area. Arresting diplomats is of course illegal, in all countries.”

Locals had clashed with riot police as they stormed the streets of Tehran chanting “death to liars” and demanding the country’s supreme leader resigns.

The furious crowds’ demands for Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei to step down were sparked after the regime admitted it “unintentionally” shot down a Ukranian passenger plane.

Vigils for Iranian lives lost in Tuesday’s fatal crash turned angry as protesters hit out at the military blunder.

Riot cops flooded in with tear gas as they tried to break up the large groups outside Amirkabir University, who demanded justice.

Around 1,000 protesters chanted “down with the dictator” and “shame on IRGC [Revolutionary Guard], let the country go”.

While at Sharif University, crowds shouted “commander in chief, resign!” as demonstrators ripped up pictures of Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Guard’s Quds Force killed in a US drone strike.

The Boeing 737 flight came down on Tuesday, hours after Tehran launched a barrage of rockets against US targets in Iraq.

And Iran claimed the deaths of 176 people were due to the “aggressive” US, which led to the “catastrophic mistake.”

After repeated denials, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani admitted his forces gunned down the civilian aircraft because they mistook it for an American fighter plane.




4 responses to “British Ambassador in Tehran Arrested”

  1. You would have thought civilian air authorities would liaise with their military colleagues to ensure no accidents. Also the plane’s transponder, should have clearly identified its presence. Odd.

  2. Probably MI6. In any case Trump and Co. completely blew away any understanding of diplomatic immunity with Iran when they knocked off Soleimani. What will happen now is that Iran will likely have a nuke in a year and a delivery system in two. They will get a lot of help, as it will now be seen as the only way to prevent a major war.

    As for negotiating with the US, what is the use? They cannot be trusted and just want to get into your nation’s pants to throw their big fiat currency around and make you dependent on them. Once inside they debt rig your nation, destabilize it, ans screw you over, just like in every any nation south of the US border, and they call it “freedom”, or “free enterprise”.

  3. “Once inside they debt rig your nation, destabilize it, and screw you over, just like in every any nation south of the US border, and they call it “freedom”, or “free enterprise”.”
    – Fred B

    And they call it democracy

    Padded with power here they come
    International loan sharks backed by the guns
    Of market hungry military profiteers
    Whose word is a swamp and whose brow is smeared
    With the blood of the poor

    Who rob life of its quality
    Who render rage a necessity
    By turning countries into labour camps
    Modern slavers in drag as champions of freedom

    Sinister cynical instrument
    Who makes the gun into a sacrament –
    The only response to the deification
    Of tyranny by so-called “developed” nations’
    Idolatry of ideology

    North south east west
    Kill the best and buy the rest
    It’s just spend a buck to make a buck
    You don’t really give a flying fuck
    About the people in misery

    IMF dirty MF
    Takes away everything it can get
    Always making certain that there’s one thing left
    Keep them on the hook with insupportable debt

    See the paid-off local bottom feeders
    Passing themselves off as leaders
    Kiss the ladies shake hands with the fellows
    Open for business like a cheap bordello

    And they call it democracy
    And they call it democracy
    And they call it democracy
    And they call it democracy

    See the loaded eyes of the children too
    Trying to make the best of it the way kids do
    One day you’re going to rise from your habitual feast
    To find yourself staring down the throat of the beast
    They call the revolution

    IMF dirty MF
    Takes away everything it can get
    Always making certain that there’s one thing left
    Keep them on the hook with insupportable debt

    – Bruce Cockburn

    Bruce Cockburn “Call It Democracy” live @ Wanha Walimo (Lahti, Finland) 26.10.2013

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  4. It is known Russia gave Israel codes to the Iranian system that downed the plane. This shows what the Iranians learnt about the Israeli computer programs that crashed their centrifuges.
    This is a warning to British subversives we are on to you watch your step. The British hiding behind diplomacy as they supported the murder of Solomani is the typical now laughable cowardly action we can expect. Pariah status doesn’t mean much coming from a government that isolates its own people in preference for the foreign. Then let’s them die homeless on the streets on a cold winter night and burns those same foreign in skyrise buildings. Geopolitically the British are strangling themselves. The Iranian government doesn’t steal kids from the citizenry then doles them out to the rich with a preference for blondes.
    No doubt the Iranians reports are true about shop meetings and what isn’t mentioned in the article is the close relationship between the British government and the MEK which British tax payers pay the up keep for after Iran kicked them out for being to radicalized.
    Good luck Britain, Canada and the US in stirring up Iranian institutions all you got left is spinning shit that is now getting flung straight back at ya. 1000 MEK aspiring paid activists don’t mean shit.
    British agent Macaire won’t be so smug after the talking to he’s going to get from the Iranians.
    The western government motto, keep on wanking on.