Iran Detains British Embassy Staff, Accuses Them of Fomenting Protests

by Benjamin Domenech on 9:45 am June 28, 2009

In a scapegoating move that Britain’s foreign secretary described as “harassment and intimidation,” “Iranian media said eight local embassy staff were detained for an alleged role in postelection protests, but gave no further details.” The idea that Britain’s power in Tehran is enough to drive hundreds of thousands to the streets seems a bit much.

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