Iran: Detainees

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 2nd December 2021.

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Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing, Communities & Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations she has made to her Iranian counterpart on the return to the UK of the detained British nationals (a) Anoosheh Ashoori, (b) Morad Tahbaz and (c) Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Foreign Secretary recently discussed the cases of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Anoosheh Ashoori and Morad Tahbaz with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on 8 November. I raised their cases with my Iranian counterpart Deputy Foreign Minister, Bagheri Kani when he visited the FCDO on 11 November. Our Ambassador in Tehran also continues to regularly raise these cases with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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