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Iran lashes out at France as efforts to release French prisoners stall

Tehran is blaming Paris' unhelpful attitude and 'interventionism' as efforts to release six French people detained in the country drag on.

PARIS — The Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Nasser Kanaani slammed France on Monday for what he called its "non-constructive" attitude toward Iran and its "interventionism," arguing that they are hindering negotiations for the release of French nationals imprisoned in the country.

Responding to a question by the press, Kanaani said, "The French government has adopted a non-constructive attitude and shown interventionism in the recent situation of the Islamic Republic. Naturally, the continuation of such actions will not help to settle the issue of prisoners.”

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