Merkel has 'great interest' in release of pair held in Iran
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed "great interest" Tuesday in securing the release of two foreigners held in Iran after reports that two German journalists had been detained in Tehran.
"We are greatly interested in the release of the two foreigners," Merkel told reporters in the Romanian capital Bucharest when asked for reaction to the reports that two German journalists had been arrested in Tehran.
"The foreign ministry is doing everything it can to get more information," she added during a press conference.
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