Five French citizens detained in Iran: minister

PARIS (AFP): Five French citizens are currently being held in Iran, Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna said on Tuesday, increasing by one the previous number confirmed by Paris.

“I will speak to the Iranian foreign minister this afternoon to again demand the immediate release of all our compatriots who are held in Iran. There are five at the moment,” she told France Inter radio. Previously, Paris had said that four of its citizens were being detained in the Islamic republic.