15 Jul 2024
Tuesday 24 September 2019 - 17:32
Story Code : 359847

UK would obey court order to repay Iran 400m, says Hunt

The Guardian - UK former foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the UK would obey a court order to hand over 400m to the Iranians, if the precise sum owed is agreed, but added the cash could not be linked to the release of the imprisoned Iranian British dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

He also said western policy towards Iran is not working, arguing Europe, and the US needed to come together with a new policy that provided a ladder for Iran to climb down leading to sanctions relief.

Hunt was speaking on the day the UK prime minister Boris Johnson was scheduled to meet the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in New York on the sidelines of the UN general assembly to discuss the release of Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

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