MADRID, 12 Sep. –
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday that the Government will treat the detention of Australian citizens in Iran “with caution.”
Morrison, who has indicated that publicly speaking about the case could harm those who are arrested in the Middle East country, has indicated that it is a “tricky” issue.
“These issues are always sensitive and are not things that can be addressed well if left in the hands of the public,” he said during a press conference in Canberra, the capital of the country.
“I must say that in at least one of the cases this is something that several relatives of those affected have told me,” said the leader before adding that “he will continue to seek solutions based on the interests of Australians who are in the center of cases. ”
According to government information, the couple arrested in Iran is made up of Mark Firkin and Jolie King, who were reportedly arrested in July while traveling on a motorhome.
The local newspaper 'The Sydney Morning Herald' has indicated that the couple would have deployed a drone as part of the recordings made for their YouTube channel.
On the other hand, a woman is also incarcerated after being sentenced to a sentence of ten years in prison last October, according to ABC television, which says she is in isolation.
Several consular officials are offering assistance to their relatives, as explained by the Department of Foreign Affairs to the DPA news agency.