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Britain's ambassador leaves Iran after brief detention
Iranian demonstrators protest in front of the British embassy in the capital Tehran on January 12, 2020. (AFP)

The British ambassador to Iran has left the country after being arrested and briefly detained, stated Iranian state-run media.

The official IRNA news agency said Robert Macaire left after being given prior notice. The report did not elaborate.

Macaire had been held after attending a candlelight vigil Saturday in Tehran over Iran shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing 176 people. The vigil quickly turned into an anti-government protest and Macaire left shortly after, only to be arrested by police.

source: The Associated Press