Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FOCUS

Italy helps integrate asylum seekers through training schemes

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: Berlinale, 'The Shape of Water' and 'I, Tonya'

Read more

ACCESS ASIA

Korea's divided families: Hopes for a reunion after decades apart

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Iranian singer Sepideh Jandaghi: The trapped voice

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Royal gatecrasher! Queen Elizabeth attends London Fashion Week

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Venezuela launches its own cryptocurrency

Read more

IN THE PRESS

The secrets of Jean-Marie Le Pen: Far-right party founder publishes tell-all

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Tens of thousands bid farewell to Morgan Tsvangirai

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Afrin, 'a war without images'

Read more

Asia-pacific

Tehran arrests eight local British embassy staff members

Video by Luke BROWN , Meriem AMELLAL

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-06-28

Iran has arrested eight staff members at the British embassy in Tehran (pictured) on accusations of having a role in post-election riots. Iran's foreign minister has said ties with Britain may be downgraded after both governments expelled diplomats.

AFP - Iran has arrested eight local staff at the British embassy in Tehran on accusations of having a role in post-election riots, the Fars news agency reported on Sunday.

"Eight members of the local staff at the British embassy who had a considerable role in the recent riots have been arrested," the agency said without quoting a source.

Iran has repeatedly accused Britain of stoking unrest. It has expelled the BBC correspondent in Tehran and arrested a British-Greek journalist, as well as a number of other British passport-holders it says were involved in rioting.

Last week, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki also said Iran may downgrade ties with Britain, after the two governments expelled diplomats in a tit-for-tat move.

 

Date created : 2009-06-28

COMMENT(S)