Submitted Jun 30th
Eight local British embassy Staff have been arrested and accused of triggering London’s fury on Sunday and further exacerbating tensions with the west over the post electopn turmoil in the Islamic republic.
More than 2,000 people are still in detention and hundreds more are missing across Iran since the government crackdown.
“On Sunday police dispersed about 3,000 supporters of opposition leader Mr Hussein Mousavi who defied a ban on public gatherings in Tehran,” a witness said.
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said London protested strongly ot Tehran over the arrests, adding that their release was Britains “Top priority” and dismissing claims the embassy was behind the demonstrations.
Since the election at least 17 people have been killed in clashes with the security forces.