12 Jan 2020

Raab accuses Iran of ‘flagrant violation of international law’ after British ambassador arrested in Tehran

‘Our enemy is right here’ is the chant from protesters in Iran tonight. Thousands of people are demonstrating for a second night, angry about the shooting down of a passenger plane. Authorities in Iran have admitted the Ukrainian plane was shot down in error killing all 176 people on board. But demonstrators want senior officials to be held accountable for the mistake.

Meanwhile diplomatic tensions between the UK and Tehran have become more strained after the British Ambassador was detained while attending a vigil for those who died. Rob Macaire is accused of helping organise the protests, something he denies.