Husband Richard Ratcliffe said: ‘After 2,000 days of disappointments and let-downs, I do sometimes wonder what will get the Government to bring Nazanin and the others home?
‘What will end the years of drift, or get the Prime Minister to deliver on his word?’
Today marks 2,000 days since Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s cruel separation from her family.
She is going through an appalling ordeal. We are working tirelessly to secure her return home to her family.
I pressed Iran yesterday on this and will continue to until she returns home
— Liz Truss (@trussliz) September 23, 2021
The British Foreign Secretary also urged Iran to return rapidly to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) negotiations in Vienna with a view to all sides coming back into compliance.
The call is consistent with remarks made by President Biden this week at the UN Generally Assembly in which he said, “We are working with the P5+1 to engage Iran diplomatically and to seek a return to JCPOA. We’re prepared to return to full compliance if Iran does the same.”
The President’s comment indicates that his administration’s earlier statements expressing a desire for a “longer and stronger” agreement are not reliable. Moreover,the Biden administration either does not fully understand America’s adversaries in Tehran or is blatantly ignoring the perils associated with continuing such an approach, all in an effort to achieve a hollow and dangerous political victory.
Britain and America must and can do better than a return to a nuclear agreement that enabled Iran to surreptitiously maintain its nuclear program, openly support terror, develop more capable long-range missiles, buy weapons on the open market and subjugate its own people.