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Iran Judiciary Confirms Arrest Of French-Iranian Scholar, Gives No Details

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DUBAI, July 16 (Reuters)

Iran's judiciary on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of French-Iranian scholar Fariba Adelkhah, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron raised the issue with Tehran.

Macron demanded an explanation on Monday from Iran after the arrest last month of Franco-Iranian dual national Adelkhah, an incident that complicates French efforts to defuse tensions in the region.

"This person was detained recently ... but due to the nature of the case, this is not the proper time to give any information about it," judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said in a live broadcast on the judiciary's website.

(Reporting by Dubai newsroom Editing by Peter Graff)