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The Guardian
34 mins | May 13, 2020

The Zaghari-Ratcliffes' ordeal: a story of British arrogance, secret arms deals and Whitehall infighting

Caught between Britain and Iran's historic dispute, hopes of resolution are waning. "Some of the most egregious blunders in this sorry episode have been committed by the current prime minister, who promised to leave no stone unturned to secure Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release, but instead, mainly through error, has blocked her road to freedom." While his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, suffers in an Iranian jail, Richard Ratcliffe fights on for her release. Writing in the Guardian, Patrick Wintour investigates their delay in receiving justice.

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