EU urges ‘de-escalation’ after Iran holds UK envoy

EU urges ‘de-escalation’ after Iran holds UK envoy
EU urges ‘de-escalation’ after Iran holds UK envoy

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Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - EU's diplomatic chief criticised Iran today. — Reuters pic
BRUSSELS, Jan 12 — The EU’s diplomatic chief criticised Iran today for briefly detaining the British ambassador to Tehran, calling for “de-escalation”.

Iranian authorities held ambassador Rob Macaire at a student protest to pay tribute to those killed when a Ukrainian airliner was shot down outside Tehran, killing 176 people including Britons. 

The move triggered diplomatic protests from around the world, with London calling it a violation of international law and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell added his voice to the chorus of condemnation.

“Very concerned about the temporary detention of the UK Ambassador @HMATehran in Iran. Full respect of the Vienna convention is a must. The EU calls for de-escalation and space for diplomacy,” Josep Borrell tweeted.

Macaire denied Iranian claims he was taking part in demonstrations, saying he went to an event to pay his respects to those killed in the crash and left after five minutes when chanting started.

Protests erupted in Iran yesterday, with some students reportedly chanting “anti-regime” slogans amid concern about the authorities’ handling of the disaster.

Iran’s armed forces admitted yesterday that the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 was shot down, after denying for days Western claims it was brought down by a missile. — AFP

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