November 20, 2019 / 3:06 PM / 24 days ago

France says concerned by reports of many deaths in Iran protests

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government said on Wednesday it was deeply concerned by reports of many deaths during protests in Iran and called on Tehran to respect its international human rights duties.

France “expresses its deep concern over reports of the deaths of many demonstrators in recent days,” Foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll told reporters in a daily online briefing. “France calls on Iran to respect its international human rights obligations.”

Reporting by John Irish; editing by Richard Lough

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