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Germany asks citizens to leave Iran

The German government has asked German citizens to leave the country due to the violent crackdown on protests critical of the system in Iran.

“For German citizens, there is a real risk of being arbitrarily arrested, interrogated and sentenced to long prison terms,” ​​he said today on the website of the Federal Foreign Ministry in Berlin. According to the report, dual nationals, in particular, are at risk.

A spokesperson for the German Foreign Ministry told dpa: “Today’s departure request is necessary to take into account the changing security situation and the protection of German citizens who are still in the country.” forces requires this step.” The work and occupation of the German Embassy in Tehran is not affected, it continues its work in the country.