Two French people were arrested in Iran, the Quai d’Orsay asks for their "immediate release"

Several foreign nationals are detained in Iran for reasons deemed political by Western countries, which consider that the authorities use them as a means of pressure.

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Two French nationals were arrested in Iran, announced Thursday, May 12 the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which has “condemned this baseless arrest” and demanded their “immediate release”. In its press release, the Quai d’Orsay does not specify their identity.

“The French authorities are fully mobilized” and “the ambassador in Tehran made representations to the Iranian authorities to obtain consular access (…) and the charge d’affaires of the Iranian embassy in Paris was summoned to the ministry”says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Iran announced on Wednesday the arrest of two Europeans accused of wanting “trigger chaos and destabilize society”. Tehran has taken several foreign nationals prisoner for reasons deemed political by Western countries, which consider that the authorities use it as a means of pressure in the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear.

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