9:00 AM 13th November 2021
Iran StatementAn FCDO spokesperson gave a statement following the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister's visit to London, and Minister Cleverly's meeting with Richard Ratcliffe.
A Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) spokesperson said:
Richard Ratcliffe at the candlelit vigil - 11 days into his hunger strike - photo by Garry Knight
"The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister, Bagheri Kani visited the FCDO today (11 November) to meet senior government officials and Minister Cleverly.
"FCDO representatives reiterated that Iran should take the opportunity to conclude the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) deal on the table now.
"The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister was also pressed on the need for Iran to urgently release all British nationals unfairly detained in Iran, including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Anoosheh Ashoori and Morad Tahbaz.
"Minister Cleverly met Richard Ratcliffe again today to reaffirm our commitment to reuniting his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, with her family in the UK. The Foreign Secretary, Minister Cleverly and the FCDO continue to work hard to secure the release of all those British nationals unfairly detained in Iran."