Two French nationals detained in Iran confess to stirring unrest
Iran has published a video showing two French citizens arrested for spying and aiding Western-fueled protests in the country where they made several confessions.
Iran has released a video of two French citizens, Cecile Kohler and Jacque Paris, arrested for espionage in Tehran.
The two are unionists with France's National Federation of Education, Culture, and Vocational Training.
In the clips, Kohler confessed to being an “intelligence and operation agent of French foreign security service.”
On his part, Paris admitted to DGSE's goal of exerting pressure on the Iranian government.
“Our goal in French foreign security service is to put pressure on Iran’s government,” he said.
The clips are part of a "forthcoming documentary" to air on Iranian state television where they are accused of "bringing cash to the country to stir dissent."
France did not immediately respond to the release of the video clips. However, in May, the French government demanded their release and condemned what it called "these baseless arrests."
Kohler and Paris were in Iran "to prepare the conditions for the revolution and the overthrow of the Iranian Islamist regime," as per their confessions.
Kohler could be heard saying that they intended to finance strikes and rallies, as well as employ guns "to fight the police."
The two French nationals infiltrated into Iran as tourists on April 28 but turned out to be spies for Western intelligence agencies.
According to the Iranian Intelligence Ministry, the duo attempted to foment instability and social disorder earlier in June when some teachers took to the streets in peaceful protests to demand fair wages and better working conditions.
Two French spies are shown entering Iran and participating in protests in a video released by local media.
In an audio file, a woman and a man can be heard discussing a "battle to gather majority" to create a "revolutionary doc". The video also includes photos of the French couple visiting activists in Iran who were imprisoned on spying or attempting to cause social disorder charges.
Some photos show the two with teachers' unionists, including Rasoul Bodaqi. According to the video, the French nationals were arrested on suspicion of spying.