Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson expected to go to Tehran this weekend

Exclusive: Foreign secretary’s Tehran visit will also explore sanctions and the payment of compensation for non-delivery of Chieftain tanks

Boris Johnson will travel to Tehran this weekend in a bid to win the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, as well as settle a long-running £400m dispute that could help secure the British-Iranian mother’s freedom.

Iran is claiming compensation for the non-delivery of Chieftain tanks first ordered by Tehran in the 1970s. The level of the compensation is largely settled, following a lengthy court case. Ahead of the foreign secretary’s visit, the Foreign Officewas understood to be actively seeking creative advice on how to overcome the issue of sanctions in order to finally release the funds.

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