May tells Rouhani: Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailing raises ‘serious concerns’

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May tells Rouhani: Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailing raises ‘serious concerns’

PM’s comments during talks in New York follow Jeremy Hunt’s call for her swift release

Theresa May has increased the pressure on Iran to release a jailed charity worker during talks in New York.

Theresa May told Iranian president Hassan Rouhani she had “serious concerns” about the jailing of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The British-Iranian mother was sentenced to five years in jail after being accused of spying by Tehran’s Islamist regime, a charge she vehemently denies.

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