Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Kamal Foroughi

In response to the campaign on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Kamal Foroughi David said:

"Ministers and officials continue to make representations on all consular cases involving British nationals in Iran, including Mr Foroughi’s and Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s, at all levels with the Iranian Government.

On 17 February the Foreign Secretary discussed Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case with the Iranian Foreign Minister. However, the fact that Iran does not recognise dual nationality makes progress difficult. Most recently, the new Minister for the Middle East raised Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case in a telephone call with the Iranian Foreign Minister on 21 June.

I share your concern for Mr Foroughi. It is vitally important that we continue to uphold the human rights of all the citizens in Iran with our international partners.

I hope that this goes some way to reassure you how seriously both I and my ministerial colleagues take this matter."

More information about the campaign can be found here.