Iran Denies UK Debt, Zaghari Link

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson rejected reports that have drawn a link between the debt the UK owes to Tehran from the non-delivery of Chieftain tanks ordered decades ago and possible release of Nazanin Zaghari, a dual Iranian-British citizen jailed for espionage. In an interview with IRIB, Saeed Khatibzadeh reacted to the reports that the British officials have acknowledged efforts to pay a debt to the Iranian government, deploring attempts to link such acknowledgment to a possible release of British dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is serving prison term in Iran after being convicted of espionage.