French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday the imprisonment of two French nationals in Iran was unbearable and demanded their immediate release, in a case that complicates French efforts to defuse tension between Washington and Tehran.
“On Human Rights Day, my thoughts go to Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal, our compatriots held in Iran, and their families,” Macron said on Twitter.
“Their imprisonment is intolerable. They must be freed without delay. I told President Rouhani, I repeat it here,” he wrote.
Paris reported the arrest of Marchal, a senior researcher at Science-Po university, in mid-October, while his Franco-Iranian colleague Adelkhah has been in prison in Iran since June.
Iran not satisfied with Europeans’ commitment to nuclear deal: SourceIran is not happy with Europeans’ commitment to the nuclear deal, according to Al Arabiya sources familiar with the matter on Monday. France, ... Middle East
Trump criticizes Iran over crackdown on protestersUS President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Tehran for cracking down on protests and said the United States will stand with protesters in Iran. ... Middle East
Europeans, Iran to cross swords at nuclear talksEuropean powers will demand Iran stop violating their nuclear deal or potentially face renewed UN sanctions, but with Tehran locked in conflict over ... Middle East
Former US VP Cheney warns disengagement in Mideast benefits Iran, RussiaFormer US Vice President Dick Cheney warned Monday that “American disengagement” in the Middle East will benefit only Iran and Russia, ... Middle East