The British ambassador to Iran will be summoned to the foreign ministry within the coming hours. This is linked to his presence at the protest outside Amir Kabir university yesterday. He is reported to have been arrested, and later released
The European Union foreign minister calls for a "de-escalation" over the arrest of the British Ambassador to Iran
British Ambassador in Iran: Can confirm I wasn't taking part in any demonstrations. Went to an event advertised as a vigil for victims of PS752 tragedy. Normal to want to pay respects- some of victims were British. I left after 5 mins, when some started chanting
: the arrest of the British ambassador in Iran is "violates the Vienna Convention, which the regime has a history of violating. U.S call on the regime to formally apologize to the UK for violating his rights"
UK Foreign Secretary @DominicRaab on the arrest of the UK ambassador to Iran by Iranian security forces: "The arrest of our Ambassador in Tehran without grounds or explanation is a flagrant violation of international law"
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British ambassador in Iran arrested during protesters in front of AmirKabir University tonight - Iranian @MashreghNews agency confirms
Arlene Foster appointed North Ireland First Minister
Northern Ireland assembly sits after three-year deadlock
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UK uses drones over the English channel to monitor potential refugee crossings
An attack on a prison officer by two inmates wearing fake suicide belts at HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire is being treated as a terrorist attack, the Metropolitan Police said
Iran's ambassador to the UK Hamid Baeidinejad has told Sky News he is confident the Iranian military was not responsible for bringing down a Ukrainian passenger plane with 176 people on board on Wednesday
The British and Irish governments have tabled a draft agreement to restore devolved government in Northern Ireland three years after it collapsed
UK Parliament finally approved the Brexit deal which allows the kingdom to leave the EU on January 31
Downing Street said it was looking into "very concerning" reports about the Ukrainian aircraft that crashed in Iran yesterday after Ukrainian officials said a missile strike is among their lines of inquiry
Pompeo met with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab after Iranian ballistic missile attacks on Iraqi bases, which the top diplos called "dangerous and reckless." Comes after President Trump called for European allies to leave the 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Weds
Prime Minister's spokesman says Boris Johnson spoke to Iran's president Hassan Rouhani for 20 minutes this morning and called for an end to hostilities in the country
British Foreign Secretary: Iran must fully comply with the nuclear agreement
Buckingham Palace says "discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage - we understand their desire to take a different approach but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through"
White House confirms that President Trump spoke to Boris Johnson of the UK today, saying "The two leaders discussed the current situation in the Middle East and agreed to continue close coordination in support of shared national security interests."
UK PM Johnson's spokesman says working closely with Ukrainian and Iranian authorities after air crash
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Here is full statement from UK @foreignoffice's @DominicRaab who is heading to Washington for meeting with @SecPompeo
A Downing Street spokesperson says the Prime Minister spoke to Turkey's president and the pair discussed the situation in Iraq following the death of Qassem Soleimani agreeing on the "importance of reducing tensions" and that Iran "must comply with the terms of the nuclear deal"
Sky News has learnt that no-deal contingency plans have been officially shelved as the UK prepares to leave the EU this month
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Fire at the Koko music venue. Firefighters at the scene
Britain decides to cut the number of its staff at its embassies in Iran and Iraq
A new leader of the Labour Party will be announced on Saturday, April 4, the party's National Executive Committee has agreed
Johnson stresses by phone call to Abdul Mahdi on the need to reduce the escalation after Soleimani's death
A Downing Street spokesperson says Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spoken to Iraq's prime minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and both discussed the need to "de-escalate tensions" in the Middle East following the death of Iranian official major general Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike