Iran protests see 10 deaths

AT LEAST 10 people died and 100 have been injured in Iran&rsquo;s most violent weekend of unrest since the shah was overthrown 30 years ago.<br /><br />An uneasy calm settled over Iran yesterday after Saturday&rsquo;s bloody demonstrations against the contested 12 June election.<br /><br />The clashes saw demonstrators waging pitched battles in Tehran against police armed with truncheons, tear gas and water cannons.<br /><br />The death toll is now reported as 17 since resistance began against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran&rsquo;s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.<br /><br />Iran&rsquo;s regime is continuing its news blackout, with 23 journalists arrested in the last week, and most reports coming from state news sources or YouTube.<br /><br />Iranian officials have also arrested Faezeh Hashemi, the eldest daughter of former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, plus at least four other family members.<br /><br />Meanwhile Iran has accused Britain, France and Germany of meddling in Iran&rsquo;s affairs.<br /><br />Foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Britain had flown&nbsp; intelligence agents into Iran before voting, a claim fiercely denied by foreign secretary David Miliband yesterday.