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Boris Johnson Leaves Iran With Fate of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Unclear

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Boris Johnson Leaves Iran With Fate of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Unclear
10, 2017
TEHRAN — Britain’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, left Tehran on Sunday without a clear public resolution on the fate
of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the imprisoned British-Iranian dual citizen whose plight he had been accused of worsening.
Ms. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been allowed to make phone calls from prison, was quoted by the British broadcaster Sky News as saying she "can see some light today." Mr. Johnson’s three-nation trip to the Middle East took him to Oman on Friday,
and he was expected to visit the United Arab Emirates next.
that This weekend we had our first ripple of freedom,
Earlier this year, Mr. Johnson infuriated those working to free Ms. Zaghari-Ratcliffe by saying she had been "simply teaching people journalism" in Iran, something her employer, her relatives
and her local parliamentary representative in Britain said was untrue.
But both Britain and Iran say a repayment would not be tied to Ms. Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case, though the United States made a similar payment to Iran in 2016, around the time
that four American citizens, including The Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, were released.

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