UK Envoy to Tehran Arrested for Several Hours for Inciting Anti-Government Protesters -Tasnim

Cairo, Jan 11 (Reuters) – A British envoy to Tehran was arrested for several hours in front of Amir Kabir University for inciting anti-government protesters, the Tehran-based Tasnim news agency said on Saturday.

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Iran has witnessed anti-government protests, as protesters in Tehran on Saturday chanted slogans against the nation’s top authorities, after the powerful Revolutionary Guards admitted shooting down a passenger plane, killing all 176 aboard.

(Reporting by Parisa Hafezi and Samar Hassan Editing by Marguerita Choy)