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British foreign secretary meets Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

London is considering repaying Tehran some 400 million pounds from a pre-1979 arms deal. Both sides say the money isn't related to Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Johnson met with Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's nuclear program, earlier Sunday.

By: AP | Tehran |
December 10, 2017 4:07:28 pm
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, greets British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the start of their meeting in Tehran. (Source: AP)

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has met with President Hassan Rouhani on the second of his two-day visit to Iran.

No details of today’s meeting were immediately available. He had been expected to discuss the fate of detained dual national, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly plotting against Iran’s government. Her husband says she faces trial on new charges Sunday that carry the possibility of an additional 16-years imprisonment, but Iranian judiciary spokesman Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi said last month that her verdict has been finalised.

London is considering repaying Tehran some 400 million pounds from a pre-1979 arms deal. Both sides say the money isn’t related to Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Johnson met with Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s nuclear program, earlier Sunday.

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