Monday, June 29, 2009

Iran Detains British Embassy Staff

TEHRAN: Iran’s intelligence minister has confirmed that several British embassy staff had been detained, state radio reported on Sunday, adding that some had been released.

The radio quoted Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei as saying the embassy had played a role in post-election unrest, including sending people among protesters telling them what to do and what to chant.

He said some of the detained staff had been released, but did not give details. The semi-official Fars News Agency earlier on Sunday said eight local embassy staff had been detained.—Reuters

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