EU’s Borrell urges ‘de-escalation’ after Iran holds UK envoy

The EU’s diplomatic chief Josep Borrell. (File photo: AFP)

The EU’s diplomatic chief criticized Iran on Sunday for briefly detaining the British ambassador to Tehran, calling for “de-escalation”.

“Very concerned about the temporary detention of the UK Ambassador @HMATehran in Iran. Full respect of the Vienna convention is a must. The EU calls for de-escalation and space for diplomacy,” Josep Borrell tweeted.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57