France condemns killing of protestors in Iran

France condemns killing of protestors in Iran

France said tonight that eight people may have been killed in violent protests in Tehran.

The country’s foreign ministry is criticising violence against protesters and calling for a political solution to the growing crisis in Iran.

A ministry statement issued after a day of violent protests today in central Tehran says France condemns “arbitrary arrests and violence committed against simple demonstrators defending their right to freedom of speech and their aspirations for democracy”.

The statement calls for a political solution, given the “persistence of the popular movement” by anti-government protesters and continued repression.

Today’s statement said eight people may have been killed in clashes with security forces. AP has reported at least four dead.

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