The Daily Press Briefing

Statements made by
the Ministry for Europe
and Foreign Affairs

Paris - July 15, 2019
In this issue:

◢  Iran


Fariba Adelkhah, a French-Iranian academic at Sciences Po was arrested in early June in Iran. What is France's response? Have the French authorities discussed this issue with the Iranians?

The French authorities were recently notified of the arrest of Fariba Adelkhah, who is a dual citizen of France and Iran.

In this context, the French authorities have approached the Iranian authorities for information on Ms. Adelkhah's situation and arrest and to request consular access, as provided for in these circumstances—a necessary prerequisite for her swift release.

There has been no satisfactory response to these requests thus far.

France calls on the Iranian authorities to fully clarify Ms. Adelkhah's situation and reiterates its requests, particularly the prompt authorization of consular access.

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