Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman detained in Iran nearly six years ago, is on her way to the UK, her MP has said.
Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was at the air terminal in Tehran, Tulip Siddiq told BBC News.She is in a holding room with individual British-Iranian prisoner Anoosheh Ashoori, she said.Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was captured in 2016 – blamed for plotting to oust Iran’s administration, which she denied.Mr Ashoori was captured in 2017 and blamed for seeing, a case he denied.Her spouse Richard Ratcliffe, who lives with their six-year-old girl Gabriella in Hampstead, London, has not yet remarked. He had lobbied for her delivery, including by going on hunger strike in October last year.Ms Siddiq, Labor’s MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, let BBC News know that she had addressed Mr Ratcliffe.Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was at the air terminal with her visa, she said, however stayed “heavily influenced by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard”.She said an arrangement to get her opportunity had not “been finished at this point”.”I won’t rest until she is on British soil, in West Hampstead, in her home,” she added. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s sister by marriage Rebecca Ratcliffe told BBC News it was an “passionate day”.”It seems like we’re on the grand slam now however until she leaves that air terminal we can barely handle it,” she said, adding that she had additionally addressed Mr Ratcliffe.She said Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been gotten and taken to the air terminal with her folks, who were not permitted in a holding room with her since she was “still under Iranian control in the air terminal”.”She’s as yet not free. However, it most certainly feels like she’s going to be,” she said.Prior Ms Siddiq said Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been “dreaming” about the day she could get back to the UK.Iranian media is likewise revealing that she had been moved to the air terminal.Unfamiliar Secretary Liz Truss let BBC Breakfast know that getting her opportunity, and the opportunity of other double public prisoners – like Mr Ashoori and Morad Tahbaz – was “a flat out need”.A £400m obligation connecting with a dropped request for 1,500 Chieftain tanks tracing all the way back to the 1970s had been connected to the proceeded with detainment of Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe and other UK-Iranian double nationals held in the nation – albeit the public authority has recently said the two issues ought not be connected.Ms Truss told the BBC on Wednesday the obligation was “authentic” and that the public authority was “searching for ways of paying” it.Work pioneer Sir Keir Starmer said it was “a mind boggling second” for Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her family after an “unbelievable difficulty”.He added that there would be inquiries to be addressed about “what occurred en route”, yet at present his considerations were with the family.