Diplomat Iran reported ‘arrested’ has left : U.K.

July 08, 2022 12:00 am | Updated 05:42 am IST - Tehran

Britain on Thursday said a diplomat reported arrested by state media had ended his post and left the Islamic republic more than six months ago. “These reports that our Deputy Ambassador is currently detained are very interesting... He actually left Iran last December, ” British Ambassador to Iran Simon Shercliff tweeted.

On Wednesday, Iran’s Fars news agency and state television said that the Revolutionary Guards had arrested — on an unspecified date — several foreign diplomats, including British deputy head of mission Giles Whitaker, accusing them of “spying”.

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