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France says Iranian ‘confession’ video ‘shameful, revolting and unacceptable’

Screen capture from video of French citizen Cecile Kohler who is being held in Iran on suspicion of spying. (Twitter, used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
Screen capture from video of French citizen Cecile Kohler who is being held in Iran on suspicion of spying. (Twitter, used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

A video broadcast by Iranian state television showing “confessions” by two French nationals to fomenting unrest is “shameful, revolting and unacceptable,” the foreign ministry in Paris says.

“Cecile Kohler and Jacques Paris have been arbitrarily detained in Iran since May 2022, and as such are state hostages… the staging of their supposed confessions is shameful, revolting, unacceptable and contrary to international law,” the ministry says in a statement.

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