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Pay your debt, Iran tells Britain

Pay your debt, Iran tells Britain

The Iranian Overseas Ministry has known as on London to repay its debt to Iran, noting that the UK can not current false pretenses for delaying the cost which pertains to the acquisition of British tanks within the 1970s.

In a press briefing on Monday, Overseas Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh advised reporters that Tehran had as soon as once more pushed the UK handy over the £400 million it owes to Iran. 

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Khatibzadeh mentioned that Iranian Deputy Overseas Minister Ali Bagheri Kani had breached the subject on a go to to London through which bilateral points have been mentioned. The minister had reminded London that they may not postpone the debt reimbursement beneath any pretexts, in line with Khatibzadeh.

Iranian Overseas Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian additionally spoke together with his British counterpart, Liz Truss final Monday, Khatibzadeh said, requesting pressing reimbursement of the debt.

Britain owes round £400 million to Iran referring to the 1971 buy of 1,500 Chieftain tanks and armored autos by the federal government of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the pro-Western shah who dominated the nation till the 1979 revolution.

The UK’s state-owned Worldwide Navy Companies delivered 185 tanks earlier than the revolution, however the settlement was revoked following the seizing of america Embassy and the hostage disaster which engendered many years of hostility. 

Whereas some UK politicians have known as for the cash to be repaid to Iran, others have mentioned it can’t be used as leverage by Iran for the discharge of British prisoners held captive by Tehran. Iran instructed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, together with different twin nationals, could also be launched if the UK pays up.

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