Iran Denounces France Police Attack on IRIB Crew

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed regret over the incident that happened to an Iranian correspondent and his cameraman during the recent protests in Paris.

“From the very beginning of the incident, the Islamic Republic’s embassy in Paris has been seriously monitoring the health status of the IRIB team, and we hope that they will be recovered soon,” added Qassemi.

He also condemned the French police’s move that led to this unpleasant incident, adding that police should provide security for citizens and guarantee the professional activities of journalists and the press.

“We consider such incidents unacceptable, and expect the French authorities to cooperate with Iran’s embassy staff in dealing with the perpetrators of this incident and look into the status of the Iranian state radio and TV team.”

Two Iranian media crew covering anti-government protests in Paris were heavily injured by the Frrench police and taken to hospital on Tuesday.

Shahsavar Hosseini, the correspondent of the Iranian state radio and TV in the French capital, passed out after inhaling tear gas during demonstrations.

A cameraman of the Iranian TV crew was also wounded after being hit in the head by a rubber bullet and rushed to hospital. He is reportedly in a coma now.

The Iranian media crew were covering the demonstrations by anti-government protesters in Paris when the two were wounded as police clashed with protesters.

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