Iranian media say security officials have arrested a man accused of having links to two French nationals detained on espionage charges.
The reports quoted the Ministry of Intelligence of the Islamic Republic of Iran as saying that the suspect was a “Marxist” who had a “mission” to combine “workers ‘rallies and teachers” before International Workers’ Day on May 1. “Irregularity and global unrest.”
According to the Ministry of Intelligence, the man had met with two detained French citizens.
The Ministry of Intelligence of the Islamic Republic of Iran has said that the forces of this ministry based in the province of West Azerbaijan arrested this person “while fleeing the country.”
The gender of the detainee is not clear from the statement of the Ministry of Information.
Authorities in the Islamic Republic confirmed in May that they had arrested two French men, aged 37 and 69.
Western countries and experts say the Islamic Republic has arrested foreign nationals on trumped-up charges and is using them as hostages in its relations with other countries. Calling the arrests inhumane, they say the Islamic Republic has used this method since its inception.
Teachers in Iran have staged several strikes and protests in different cities of Iran in recent weeks, demanding better working conditions. Retirees and various business owners have also demonstrated in different cities.