The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday called on its citizens living in Iran to leave this country.
“German nationals are asked to leave Iran. For German nationals there is a concrete risk of being arbitrarily arrested, interrogated and sentenced to long prison terms,” the ministry said in a press statement.
It even urged dual nationals who hold Iranian and German nationalities to leave Iran where there have been a large number of arbitrary arrests of foreigners.
The German move comes against the backdrop of ongoing crackdowns on protests in Iran.