Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has UK passport returned, MP says.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has UK passport returned, MP says.

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rjfp1962

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5,324 posts

50 months

Tuesday 15th March
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Hoping she's finally going to be released as she has passport returned and negotiations begin.....

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has UK passport returned, MP says

TJSFWG

349 posts

37 months

Tuesday 15th March
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Glimmer of hope. Looks like the adults took the opportunity to do some work on this while Bozo and Truss are distracted with Ukraine.

vaud

44,078 posts

132 months

Tuesday 15th March
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All linked to the £400m debt and a massive oil deal, at a guess.

TJSFWG

349 posts

37 months

Tuesday 15th March
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vaud said:
All linked to the £400m debt and a massive oil deal, at a guess.
That's what is being reported. Johnson making his bed ready for Iran.

https://twitter.com/patrickwintour/status/15036494...

vaud

44,078 posts

132 months

Tuesday 15th March
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TJSFWG said:
That's what is being reported. Johnson making his bed ready for Iran.

https://twitter.com/patrickwintour/status/15036494...
Well we owed them the money. I hope the country does open back up, I really want to visit at some point. Lovely people, history and food.

bitchstewie

40,379 posts

187 months

Tuesday 15th March
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Excellent news let's hope Johnson can keep his mouth shut long enough to see her safely returned.

rjfp1962

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50 months

Wednesday 16th March
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Just pay the £400 million owed and get Nazanin on a plane back home......
Get it sorted Boris, do the right thing..!

andyA700

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Wednesday 16th March
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vaud said:
TJSFWG said:
That's what is being reported. Johnson making his bed ready for Iran.

https://twitter.com/patrickwintour/status/15036494...
Well we owed them the money. I hope the country does open back up, I really want to visit at some point. Lovely people, history and food.
I agree, we should have paid that debt ages ago. You probably could visit the country fairly easily if you wanted. The last time I went in 2018, there was an Irish guy at the consulate in London. He was doing a tour of various countries in the region but in order to do so, he had to get an Iranian visa. It is a fantastic country to visit, the people are so friendly. The history is off the scale, no trip would be complete without a visit to Shiraz and Isfahan.
Anyway, I hope Nazaneen is able to travel home soon.

Ian Geary

3,288 posts

169 months

Wednesday 16th March
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Another success for Russia

They've made Iran palatable again

Go team Putin!

vaud

44,078 posts

132 months

Wednesday 16th March
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andyA700 said:
I agree, we should have paid that debt ages ago. You probably could visit the country fairly easily if you wanted. The last time I went in 2018, there was an Irish guy at the consulate in London. He was doing a tour of various countries in the region but in order to do so, he had to get an Iranian visa. It is a fantastic country to visit, the people are so friendly. The history is off the scale, no trip would be complete without a visit to Shiraz and Isfahan.
Anyway, I hope Nazaneen is able to travel home soon.
The issue is I also need the ability to visit the US… want to see how it pans out for a bit. Otherwise I’ll get a duplicate passport.

Jasey_

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155 months

Wednesday 16th March
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bhstewie said:
Excellent news let's hope Johnson can keep his mouth shut long enough to see her safely returned.
Isn't he heading out there today - needs a gag !!

Timothy Bucktu

13,503 posts

177 months

Wednesday 16th March
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At the airport now apparently...

rjfp1962

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Wednesday 16th March
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Both Nazanin and Anoosheh Ashoori are at a Tehran airport now and are about to leave Iran.
(Press TV Iran have just reported them being allowed to leave)
Thankfully Johnson hasn't said anything so far today to disrupt the process...!

bazza white

3,258 posts

105 months

Wednesday 16th March
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andyA700 said:
vaud said:
TJSFWG said:
That's what is being reported. Johnson making his bed ready for Iran.

https://twitter.com/patrickwintour/status/15036494...
Well we owed them the money. I hope the country does open back up, I really want to visit at some point. Lovely people, history and food.
I agree, we should have paid that debt ages ago. You probably could visit the country fairly easily if you wanted. The last time I went in 2018, there was an Irish guy at the consulate in London. He was doing a tour of various countries in the region but in order to do so, he had to get an Iranian visa. It is a fantastic country to visit, the people are so friendly. The history is off the scale, no trip would be complete without a visit to Shiraz and Isfahan.
Anyway, I hope Nazaneen is able to travel home soon.
Its been on my list to, last I heard before a total ban brits needed to hire an escort/security/minder which put me off. Hopefully we can build some relations.


Good news on the release long overdue.

TTmonkey

18,126 posts

224 months

Wednesday 16th March
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On the plane now apparently. Not confirmed yet.

rjfp1962

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Wednesday 16th March
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First pic taken of Nazanin on the plane - so on her way home now which is great to see..... smile

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60756870

dukeboy749r

1,825 posts

187 months

Wednesday 16th March
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vaud said:
TJSFWG said:
That's what is being reported. Johnson making his bed ready for Iran.

https://twitter.com/patrickwintour/status/15036494...
Well we owed them the money. I hope the country does open back up, I really want to visit at some point. Lovely people, history and food.
Yes, to my bold.

Not so much the politicians.

Like most places.

vaud

44,078 posts

132 months

Wednesday 16th March
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dukeboy749r said:
Yes, to my bold.

Not so much the politicians.

Like most places.
Oh I agree.

S600BSB

756 posts

83 months

Wednesday 16th March
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I hope Nazanin's husband gets some sort of recognition - an honour or something - for the amazing job he has done keeping global attention on his wife's incarceration over all these years.

andyA700

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14 months

Wednesday 16th March
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Good to know she is on a plane along with the other guy who has been released. It won't be a direct flight unless it is a private jet, because the Iran Air flights to Heathrow are Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. A Mahan air flight - IRM114 - left for Istanbul just over half an hour ago.