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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 106658, tabled on 9 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans formally to call on the Iranian Government to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Answered on

17 October 2017

The Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary and I raised a number of bilateral issues, including all our dual-national consular cases, with our Iranian counterparts in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in September. Iran’s position on dual nationality makes progress on our consular cases difficult; nonetheless we continue to raise these cases with the Iranian authorities at the highest levels and at every available opportunity. We assess that the approach we currently take is the one that is the most likely to be in the best interests of each of our dual-national prisoners in Iran.