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Why has Iran finally released Zaghari-Ratcliffe from prison?

10 min listen

After 6 years in jail in Iran, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been released and will return home to her husband and their seven-year-old daughter. The UK has paid a debt of £400 million as part of this negotiation which has been an ongoing diplomatic dispute between Britain and the Iranian government. Who were the key players in her release negotiations? And is this a win for Boris Johnson?

Also on the podcast, Boris Johnson’s Saudi Arabia trip continues as he aims to encourage Mohammed bin Salman to increase oil exports to the UK.

‘Now we see a sort of Boris of Arabia heading off into Riyadh. He’s always had a good relationship with bin Salman ever since he was Foreign Secretary, they are on texting terms’ – Fraser Nelson.

All to be discussed as Katy Balls speaks to Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth.

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