Iran media: German diplomats involved in Ashura riots

An unnamed Iranian intelligence official said on Wednesday that German diplomats were involved in anti-government riots last month, Iranian media reported.

Iran media: German diplomats involved in Ashura riots

An unnamed Iranian intelligence official said on Wednesday that German diplomats were involved in anti-government riots last month, Iranian media reported.

In the most serious violence since the aftermath of the June poll, eight people were killed in clashes between opposition supporters and security forces on Ashura, the Shi'ite day of ritual mourning that fell on Dec. 27.

"A deputy intelligence minister announced the involvement of German diplomats in the riots during Ashura," ISNA news agency said. The story was also reported by the semi-official Mehr News Agency.

On Jan. 4, Iran said several foreigners conducting "psychological warfare" against the clerical system were arrested during the Ashura clashes.

A German embassy spokesman in Tehran was not immediately available for comment.


Reuters

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