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‘They can’t stop hugging’: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s reunion with her daughter

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Even as she entered the airport clutching her British passport for the first time in six years, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe said she could not believe she was finally about to return home to her husband and daughter. Th...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s ordeal shows the uselessness of economic sanctions

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Joy at the release of two Britons from an Iranian jail should not conceal the squalid diplomacy revealed by their ordeal. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori have been victims of the latest weapon of wester...

Liz Truss heaps praise on herself for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release

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Appearances can be deceptive. Most people had Liz Truss down as someone of mediocre talents. Not least Boris Johnson. After all, that’s why he made her foreign secretary. No prime minister wants someone too capable in...

Don’t mention UK’s £400m debt to Iran in Commons, Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s MP told

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A Labour MP has been warned by parliamentary clerks not to make reference in parliament of the UK government’s £400m debt to Iran for fear of prejudicing court proceedings, the MP representing Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliff...

Why an old £400m debt to Iran stands in way of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release

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The former UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that practicalities, not principles, are holding back the payment of a £400m British debt to Iran, seen as a precondition of the release of British-Iranian dual nat...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband on second hunger strike in effort to free her

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The husband of the jailed British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has gone on hunger strike for a second time in an attempt to persuade the UK foreign secretary to do more to bring his wife back from d...

The Observer view on Britain’s ineptitude at securing Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release

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The anger expressed last week by the Labour MP Tulip Siddiq over the government’s failure to secure the release from Iran of her wrongly accused constituent Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is fully justified. This distressi...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s Kafkaesque ordeal will need a diplomatic fix

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As Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe heard a second set of charges against her in a Tehran court on Sunday, a week after her five-year sentence ended, the parallel between her treatment and that of Josef K, the defendant in F...