However, the detention associated with two academics - Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal -, referred to as "intolerable" by French President Emmanuel Macron on December 10, meets to the certain framework of an effort today inactive to mediate between Washington and Tehran.
The university and supporters said this week that Adelkhah and another detained academic, Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert, had started an indefinite hunger strike just ahead of Christmas.
Adelkhah and Marchal, both Sciences Po academics in Paris, have been detained by Iranian authorities since June.
He was reminded that France demands that its compatriots Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal be released without delay and that the Iranian authorities must demonstrate complete transparency with regard to their situation.
It also said the ministry reaffirmed France's demand of allowing consular access, a request which has so far been refused.
Several foreign nationals remain in detention in Iran, including former United States soldier Michael R. White, British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.
"We have been in the custody of Iran's Revolutionary Guards for an extremely long period, Kylie Moore-Gilbert for over 15 months, and Fariba Adelkhah for over 7 months".
All three are detained in Evin de Tehran prison. The letter said they had been subjected to psychological torture and human rights violations. The U.S. -based Center for Human Rights in Iran this week said the women stopped eating on behalf of researchers like themselves who are unjustly imprisoned. They said she was arrested on espionage charges.
Moore-Gilbert, a University of Melbourne scholar on the Middle East, has been jailed since October 2018.
This is while Iran has repeatedly dismissed the French Foreign Ministry's interference in the case of Iranian nationals as an "unjustified" and "unacceptable" move that not only fails to help resolve issue, but also would make the trial procedure more complicated.