Western media have identified the arrested British diplomat as Giles Whitaker, Britain’s deputy ambassador to Iran. However, the UK Foreign Office has denied such an incident, saying that the news of the British diplomat’s arrest is completely false.
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Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has arrested a British deputy ambassador and some other foreigners on charges of spying, citing activities such as collecting soil samples in restricted areas. However, the UK Foreign Office has denied the news.
According to a video released by the IRGC Intelligence Organisation, the IRGC has identified some diplomats from foreign embassies, including the British deputy ambassador, who, instead of carrying out their diplomatic missions, have been spying in Iran, Xinhua news agency quoted IRNA as saying. Were were
The report states that “the British deputy ambassador had visited the Shahdad desert (in central Iran) with his family as a tourist, but as recorded photographs show, he collected soil samples in the area.” were.”
Meanwhile, Western news outlets have identified the arrested British diplomat as Giles Whitaker, deputy chief of mission at the British Embassy in Iran. However, a spokesman for Britain’s Foreign Office has denied such an incident, saying that reports of the arrest of a British diplomat in Iran are completely false.
(With inputs from IANS)