Saturday, 9 December 2017

Boris Johnson meets Iranian counterpart for the release of British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Boris Johnson has held talks in Iran to press for the release of British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

The UK foreign secretary met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to call for the release of the mother-of-one on humanitarian grounds, along with other dual nationals.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held in Tehran since April 2016 after being accused of spying, which she denies.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Mr Johnson's first visit to Iran comes amid rising tension in the Middle East.

On Saturday afternoon he will meet the speaker of the Iranian parliament and the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council.