France on Thursday called for the immediate release of two French nationals detained by Islamic Republic of Iran.
In a statement, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs said: “The French government condemns this groundless arrest. We call for the immediate release of these two French nationals and will remain fully mobilized for this purpose.”
The call for their release comes a day after the individuals had been arrested in Tehran for an alleged “attempt to destabilize the country.”
Iranian state television claimed that the two detainees were accused of “organizing chaos and social disorder aimed at destabilizing Iran.”
The arrest could be related to a report by French news outlet France24 on Thursday morning about the French teachers union FNEC FP-FO.
Christophe Lalande, the union’s federal secretary, said that one of his member teachers had been missing while on holiday in Iran with her partner.