France puts restrictions on travelling of its diplomats to Iran

According to Mikrofonnews Agency (MHA), France has urged it’s diplomats and foreign ministry officials to postpone all non-essential trips to Iran until further notice.

“The behavior of the Iranian authorities suggests a hardening of their position vis-a-vis our country, as well as some of our allies,” Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, the ministry’s secretary general wrote in the notice dated Aug. 20, a report by Reuters says.

“Given the known security risks … all departmental officers, whether from headquarters or (overseas) posts, are required to defer until further notice, except for urgent work, any travel plans in Iran,” Gourdault-Montagne added.

The instructions were also relayed to officials in government departments outside the foreign ministry to be passed on to staff who intended to travel to Iran, a separate memo obtained by Reuters showed.



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