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1 British Iranian hostage and the arms deal on Mon Nov 21 2016, 15:01

wanderlust

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Heard this story but it seems to have disappeared - perhaps because of the controversy, so wondering if anyone knows any more?

The gist appears to be that a British guy's Iranian (dual nationality) wife was arrested and imprisoned in Tehran for "spying for Britain" but the consulate can't arrange a visit because Iran doesn't accept the concept of "dual nationality"

She is getting particularly harsh treatment and the husband alleges she is being use as a pawn as Britain owes Iran a huge debt over some historic arms deal - which despite the ruling of the International Court we are refusing to pay. It's allegedly billions.

I understand that given Britain's  role in the arms industry, but what I don't get is what the debt is for. Surely we weren't buying arms from Iran so is it for using their land to attack Saddam or paying Iranians to undermine the former Iraqi regime?

Anyone know anything more about this?

boltonbonce

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Is this the one?
http://www.wsj.com/articles/irans-british-hostage-1473630294


Hope you can read it without signing in. Neutral

DEANO82


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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/british-iranian-nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffe-held-in-tehran-due-to-uk-arms-debt_uk_5832ad9ce4b0c6c8bc15ffed

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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DEANO82 wrote:http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/british-iranian-nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffe-held-in-tehran-due-to-uk-arms-debt_uk_5832ad9ce4b0c6c8bc15ffed
That's it. Please don't think I subscribe to The Wall Street Journal. It's a Brucie free zone. Embarassed

DEANO82


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boltonbonce wrote:
DEANO82 wrote:http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/british-iranian-nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffe-held-in-tehran-due-to-uk-arms-debt_uk_5832ad9ce4b0c6c8bc15ffed
That's it. Please don't think I subscribe to The Wall Street Journal. It's a Brucie free zone. Embarassed
It wasn't hard to find, just typed arms deal Iran Britain into Google.

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I was too busy typing 'three men in a bath'. (Racing thread). Embarassed

DEANO82


Nicolas Anelka
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boltonbonce wrote:I was too busy typing 'three men in a bath'. (Racing thread). Embarassed
I have no need for the racing thread for then next 10 days.

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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DEANO82 wrote:
boltonbonce wrote:I was too busy typing 'three men in a bath'. (Racing thread). Embarassed
I have no need for the racing thread for then next 10 days.

Me neither!  Very Happy

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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DEANO82 wrote:http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/british-iranian-nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffe-held-in-tehran-due-to-uk-arms-debt_uk_5832ad9ce4b0c6c8bc15ffed
Cheers Deano  it's even weirder than I thought.

What kind of deal for tanks would be doing with Iran in the 70's that involves us paying £half a billion to them?

Oil tanks?

Dodgy.

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wanderlust wrote:
DEANO82 wrote:http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/british-iranian-nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffe-held-in-tehran-due-to-uk-arms-debt_uk_5832ad9ce4b0c6c8bc15ffed
Cheers Deano  it's even weirder than I thought.

What kind of deal for tanks would be doing with Iran in the 70's that involves us paying £half a billion to them?

Oil tanks?

Dodgy.
The story of it is on here

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-mod-the-arms-deal-and-a-30-year-old-bill-for-pound400m-1952972.html

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