Iran – Conversation between Catherine Colonna and her Iranian counterpart (6 April 2023)


Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna spoke yesterday with her Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, who was in Beijing for talks with the Saudi foreign minister.

She reiterated our pressing demand for the immediate release of six French nationals who are being detained arbitrarily by Iran.

Their conversation also addressed the situation in Iran, all of the various regional issues, and the Iranian nuclear program. The Minister expressed France’s concern over the Iranian authorities’ attitude toward these different subjects.