Tehran says it has arrested several French intelligence agents in relation to protests over the death of 22-year-old Iranian woman Masha Amini in custody in September.
The indictments follow an investigation launched after images posted on social media networks showed a group of protesters assaulting Basij member Ruhollah Ajamian.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's statement comes a day after US President Joe Biden vowed to "free" Iran amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations in the country.
Iran has been rocked by six weeks of protests that flared over Mahsa Amini's death after her arrest in Tehran for an alleged breach of the country's dress code for women.
UN's Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights claims Iranian authorities have been moving injured protesters from hospitals to detention facilities and refusing to release the bodies of those killed to their families.
Protests continue in Iran across several universities in Tehran and a few other cities following a violent crackdown on protests in Zahedan on Friday.
Ukrainian foreign minister Kuleba is submitting a proposal to President Zelenskyy, which aims to formally cut ties diplomatic ties with Iran over supplying Russia with deadly drones, as Tehran denies any such involvement in the conflict.
Dozens of other prisoners were injured in the Evin Prison in an incident which happened at a time when the country has been rocked by protests.
Protests erupted across Iran on September 16, when Amini died after falling into a coma following her arrest in Tehran by the morality police for an alleged breach of the country's strict dress code for women.
Paris accused Tehran of "dictatorial practices" and taking its citizens hostage after a video was aired in which a French couple appeared to confess to spying, after weeks of unrest in Iran.
Ali Daei has called on Iran's government to "solve the problems of the Iranian people rather than using repression, violence and arrests."
A UK-based activist group says that clashes between protesters and security forces since September 30 in the city of Zahedan have left at least 95 dead, including children.
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