[...] Iranian media reported the detention of eight local staff at the UK mission over their alleged role in the unrest.At Iran's Press TV the release of some Embassy staff members is the headline:
UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband dismissed the allegations as baseless.
Relations between the countries are strained since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the UK of stoking post-election protests, which London denies.
Iran has repeatedly accused foreign powers - especially Britain and the US - of meddling after the 12 June election, which officially handed him a decisive victory. [...]
Iran says certain members of the British Embassy staff in Tehran have been released after preliminary investigations but others will remain in custody.Ideas! How meddlesome!
"The British Embassy played a crucial role in the recent (post-election) unrest both through its local staff and via media," IRNA quoted Intelligence Minister Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i as saying on Sunday.
"We have photos and videos of certain local employees of the British Embassy, who collected news about the protests," he added.
"The Embassy sent its local staff to rallies and inculcated ideas into the protestors and the society," said the minister. [...]
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