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Court ruling over tanks debt deals new blow to UK-Iran relations

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Judge finds in UK’s favour in dispute that has been linked to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe casezThe path to improved British-Iranian relations has hit a new barrier after the high court in London ruled that the UK does not have to pay at least £20m interest on the £387m it owes to Iran over the cancelled sale of Chieftain tanks in the 1970s.The debt was seen by Boris Johnson when he was foreign secretary as critical to the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the Iranian-British dual national imprisoned in Tehran. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/26/court-ruling-over-tanks-debt-deals-new-blow-to-uk-iran-relations

Author : Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

Publish date : 2019-07-26 04:00:04

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