UK ambassador arrested in Tehran

Britain's ambassador to Tehran has been arrested during protests outside a university, according to local reports.

Rob Macaire was detained for more than an hour before being released, the Iranian Tasnim news agency reported.

He was said to have been one of a number of individuals held on suspicion of organising, provoking and directing radical actions.

There was no immediate response from the Foreign Office.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said the arrest of the British ambassador to Iran during protests in Tehran was a "flagrant violation of international law".

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said the arrest of the British ambassador to Iran during protests in Tehran was a "flagrant violation of international law".