No child should have to go this long without their mother: UK Foreign Secretary
ICBHR: Jeremy Hunt met the four-year-old daughter of Nazanin Zaghari- Ratcliffe, 39, jailed in Iran on spying charges as he called for her to be released.
The Foreign Secretary presented Gabriella Zaghari-Ratcliffe with gifts as he visited her in Iran.
Mr. Hunt asked was rejected to meet the imprisoned mother by IRI’s authorities during his visit on Monday, November, 20, 2018.
The secretary tweeted that 'no child should have to go this long without their mother':
— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) November 20, 2018
He was in Tehran as he allegedly pushed for the settlement of a £400million debt owed to Iran by Britain over hundreds of Chieftain tanks sold to the country in 1976 but never delivered, according to daily mail.
Hunt has twice met Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband, Richard, promising him that he would leave no stone unturned in order to secure her release.
Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested by security forces at International Imam Khomeini Airport, in April 2016 as she and her daughter were about to board a flight back to the UK after a visit to her family in Iran. She was allegedly found guilty of spying and given a five-year jail sentence at Tehran Islamic Revolutionary Court, chaired by infamous Judge Salavati. She denies the allegations, and her plight has left a shadow hanging over Iran-UK relations.
She, who is from West Hampstead, is being kept at Tehran notorious Evin prison, since the arrest.