Anti-government protests in Iran have entered a third day today after Tehran finally abandoned its pretence and admitted shooting down a passenger jet.
Dozens of protesters gathered and chanted slogans at a Tehran university today amid a wave of public anger after the plane was shot down with dozens of Iranians on board.
The UK Government will tell Iran’s ambassador in London it has “strong objections” to the arrest of the UK’s top diplomat in Tehran. The prime minister’s spokesman said:
In relation to the arrest of the UK’s ambassador over the weekend, I would say this was an unacceptable breach of the Vienna Convention and it needs to be investigated. We are seeking full assurances from the Iranian Government that this will never happen again. The FCO has summoned the Iranian ambassador today to convey our strong objections.
The line appears to violate the pair’s non-aggression pact and Warren urges her old friend to “reconsider” the approach, warning against “factionalism” as a negative force.
In better news, Warren has the backing of beloved West Wing star Martin Sheen, who endorsed her before being arrested at Jane Fonda’s Fire Drill Fridays climate demonstrations in DC.
A short clip of Celine’s embarrassing tumble has been viewed more than 27,000 times on social media. But with 72,000 followers on Instagram , Celine has die hard fans who have offered their support.
Emergency workers reported that 8,000 people had fled villages in areas close to the volcano for 38 evacuation centres. Some, however, have been stranded by poor visibility and a lack of transport, while other are reluctant to abandon their homes.
“We have a problem, our people are panicking due to the volcano because they want to save their livelihood, their pigs and herds of cows,” Wilson Maralit, the mayor of Balete town, told Philippines radio.