Iran calls for expulsion of UK ambassador as arrests made over plane crash

Effigy burned on streets of Tehran as diplomat accused of ‘interfering in internal affairs’

Iran’s judiciary has described the UK’s ambassador to Tehran as “persona non grata” and called for his expulsion, while crowds of regime supporters burned his effigy alongside the British flag.

The moves came after the envoy, Rob Macaire, was briefly arrested at the weekend and accused of “coordinating” anti-government protests.

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