London Metropolitan Police on Monday detained a man near the Iran International offices under the Terrorism Act after he was seen acting suspiciously.
Details of the incident, including whether the suspect was linked to security risks related to Iran International, are not yet available.
In mid-November, Iran International was informed that elements linked to Iran’s intelligence services posed a threat to two journalists. A few days later, Armored vehicles stationed by the police Other security measures were taken outside the television network’s headquarters in London.
Islamic Republic officials have used threatening language about Iran International, which has been reporting around the clock on popular protests in Iran since mid-September.
Tehran has accused “enemies” of fomenting the unrest that began when 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was killed in police custody. She was arrested for “inappropriate hijab”.
The term “enemies” in official Iranian parlance usually means the US, UK, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
The Islamic Republic has persecuted journalists for decades, but more than a decade ago it launched a campaign of harassment against foreign-based Iranian journalists.