Australia’s foreign minister has spoken with her Iranian counterpart about a British-Australian academic imprisoned in Tehran who recently begged for diplomatic intervention to secure her release.
The UK’s ambassador to Iran has returned to London for talks amid increased diplomatic tensions between the two countries.
The UK has demanded an apology from Iran’s ambassador in London after the arrest of Britain’s top diplomat in Tehran.
Iran’s ambassador to the UK has been summoned to the Foreign Office for a dressing down following the “unacceptable” arrest of Britain’s top diplomat in Tehran.
Iranian demonstrators defied a heavy police presence to protest against their country’s days of denials that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 176 people.
Britain’s ambassador in Iran has been summoned to explain his “illegal and inappropriate presence” at an anti-government protest, the Iranian foreign ministry has said.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has warned Iran it is danger of becoming an international “pariah” after the British ambassador was arrested during anti-government protests in Tehran.
Boris Johnson has welcomed Iran’s admission it unintentionally shot down the Ukrainian aircraft which crashed near Tehran as an “important first step”.
Grieving families deserve the “truth” about the cause of the Tehran plane crash, the Foreign Secretary has said, after Western leaders said intelligence suggested the jet was mistakenly shot down by an Iranian missile.
Boris Johnson has called for an end to hostilities in the Gulf in a phone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
The Boeing passenger plane which crashed in Iran was an earlier model of the 737 jet the company grounded last year following two major disasters in which 346 people were killed.