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France says two citizens arrested in Iran, demands they be freed immediately

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PARIS (Reuters) -France said on Thursday that two of its citizens have been arrested in Iran and demanded they be freed immediately. “The French government condemns this baseless arrest. It calls for the immediate release of these two French nationals,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. Iran’s intelligence ministry had said on Wednesday that it had arrested two Europeans for allegedly fomenting “insecurity” there, but it had not revealed their nationalities. Christophe Lalande, federal secretary of France’s FNEC FP-FO education union, told Reuters earlier that he suspected that one of …

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