Sky News host Rita Panahi has warned that Iran is “no place for a tourist” after the nation confirmed the detention of two Australian travel bloggers.
Jolie King and Mark Firkin were arrested for allegedly flying a drone without a licence near military facilities.
Ms Panahi, who was raised in Iran before migrating to Australia, said the country is a “rogue nation, a leading sponsor of terrorism and a human rights abuser”.
“The truth is that the current mob is as backward and brutal as any since the Islamic Revolution,” she said. Ms Panahi said that the Australian government “must do everything possible” to secure a release for our citizens detained abroad in the embattled nation.