Q : An Iranian Justice Ministry spokesman mentioned the arrest of two French citizens and a Belgian yesterday. Can you tell us if these are new arrests, in addition to the seven we are already aware of, or is this a reference to two of the French citizens who are already under arrest?
A : As far as we are aware, there have been no new arrests. At this stage, we have no information other than what was contained in the Iranian officials’ statements. We are closely monitoring the situation and call for the immediate release of the French nationals, who are being held arbitrarily.
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