HRVP Josep Borrell’s Reply to The Letter EU Watch & Hostage Aid Sent on The Question of EU Hostages Held in Iran
Regarding the wider issue of arbitrary detention of EU citizens, including dual nationals, the EU and Member States discuss these cases discretely and closely coordinate their public statements on them. However, each consular case is different. Consular affairs are primarily a prerogative of Member States, and it is, first and foremost, their to decision how to best approach each case, including whether and to request the EU’s and other Member States’ involvement.
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