Kamal Foroughi and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe:Written question - 5658

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(The Wrekin)
Asked on: 18 July 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Kamal Foroughi and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on the prison conditions of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Kamal Foroughi.
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Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 26 July 2017

The Foreign Secretary raised the cases of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Kamal Foroughi when he last met his Iranian counterpart in February. I raised this matter with Deputy Foreign Minister Dr Ravanchi on 21 June and in my meeting with the Iranian Ambassador on 6 July.

We have repeatedly requested consular access so that we may be assured of the detainees' welfare and their access to any appropriate medical treatment, however, Iran does not recognise dual nationality and therefore does not grant us consular access. Nevertheless we shall continue to lobby the Iranian authorities about these cases at the highest levels at every opportunity.

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