Liz Truss to push Iran to free Nazanin in meeting in New York

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New Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will demand the immediate release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and other British detainees on Wednesday when she meets with her Iranian counterpart at the United Nations.

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Ms Truss’s meeting with Hussein Amir-Abdullahian on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York will be the first between Iran and the UK at foreign ministerial level since 2018. It was postponed from Monday after the Iranian delegation was stuck in Tajikistan and was unable to travel to the US.

The Foreign Secretary has been in a scathing attack on outright Iranian efforts to link Nazneen’s fate to a settlement of a similar case over the UK’s nonpayment of a £400m loan related to tanks sold to the country’s former shah before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Following his predecessor Dominic Raab. .


Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the most prominent of a group of Anglo-Iranian dual nationals organized by Tehran, will mark her 2,000th day of detention in Iran on Thursday and her supporters have called on the Foreign Office to increase pressure on Iran by imposing sanctions. is invoked. Since 1979, 10 officers have been seen implicated in taking the state hostage.


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