Report: 2 German diplomats detained in Iran

Two German diplomats have been detained in connection with deadly protests in December, Iran's state radio quoted an unnamed Iranian deputy intelligence minister said on Wednesday.

Thereport also quoted the intelligence official as saying the Germans hadbeen involved in organizing the riots, but he provided no furtherdetails.

In Berlin, Foreign Ministry spokesman Andreas Peschke said he was unaware of any German diplomats having been detained in Iran. He also rejected the allegations that Berlin had had a hand in the protests.

At least eight people died in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters across Iran last month. It was the worst bloodshed since the he