Iran’s ambassador to the united kingdom slammed London for warning Iranians surviving in Britain against visiting Iran, stating that no-one is prosecuted by the Islamic Republic for dual citizenship merely.
“Iranian authorities have repeatedly given assurances that dual citizenship by itself isn’t considered a crime or violation of law, no one is prosecuted [in Iran] because of this,in a Thursday tweet ” Hamid Baeidinejad said, Press TV reported.
Hundreds of Iranian people surviving in the united kingdom, including people that have dual citizenship, each day completely security happen to be Iran,” he noted, adding, “Any proceed to politicize the visit of Iranian visitors to their homeland is doomed to failure.” His comments came in a reaction to the united kingdom Foreign Office’s rare warning to all or any Iranian-British dual nationals against traveling to Iran unless they will have an urgent reason to take action.
“You will find a risk that British nationals and an increased risk that British/Iranian dual nationals could possibly be detained in Iran arbitrarily. All British nationals should think about the risks of going to Iran carefully,” a travel notice by the united kingdom Foreign Office said.
A Foreign Office spokesperson claimed that “ British citizens who hold Iranian nationality face risks should they happen to be Iran also, as we have observed all sadly in several cases too.”
“The Iranian government will not recognize dual nationality. So in case a dual national is detained, our capability to provide support is bound extremely,” the spokesperson said.
According to Sky News, the travel advice announcement came in an individual intervention by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
British Junior Foreign Minister Alistair Burt visited Tehran on September 1 to go over among other activities the imprisonment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian journalist convicted of other and spying subversive actions.
Zaghari-Ratcliffe was granted a three-day furlough august 23 on, after which on August 26 she returned to prison.
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Intelligence authorities arrested Zaghari at the Imam Khomeini AIRPORT TERMINAL, 2016, on her behalf solution to London, where she’s been residing, after visiting her parents in Tehran.
The 39-year-old was arrested after it became clear that she had run an illegal course to recruit and train people for the Persian service of the BBC, that is a major party to the “soft war” being waged by the West against Tehran, in accordance with Iranian officials.
Zaghari-Ratcliffe had initially been sentenced to five years in prison on charges associated with national security, but authorities later opened her case and tried her on additional charges predicated on new evidence including a BBC paycheck and contents of her personal email.