Jan 21, 2020, 8:38 AM
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Araghchi: UK ambassador given serious warning

Tehran, Jan 21, IRNA – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi said on Monday that following UK ambassador's presence in an illegal gathering, he was given a serious warning to avoid repetition of such a move in Iran.

Araghchi said that he was summoned to the Foreign Ministry and received a warning. Afterward, the ministry said in a statement that in case of repetition of the move, response to it will not be limited to merely summoning.  

"I think this is a very clear message that was conveyed to the British side vis-a-vis the unconventional conduct of the ambassador," he said.

Asked whether the same ambassador will come back to Tehran, he said that the UK has not changed its envoy yet and he has left Tehran for personal reasons and will come back.

UK Ambassador in Tehran Rob Macaire was detained for hours due to attendance in an illegal protest near Amir Kabir University but he was released in light of enjoying diplomatic immunity.

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