British newspapers cover a variety of topics, including the appearance of Princess Latifa Bint Mohammed al-Maktoum at Madrid Airport, In addition to the news that Britain has appointed a new ambassador to Tehran, he is believed to have been detained in Dubai., After the election of Ibrahim Raisi as President of the Islamic Republic.
The Independent newspaper published a statement by Celine Vadera in which Dubai Princess Latifa appeared in a photo on Instagram on Sunday, saying in a post that she was on a “European holiday” in Spain.
This photo was posted by Seonde Taylor, a former Royal Navy sailor, teacher and longtime friend of the Princess.
He added that Taylor and Sheikh Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum were wearing masks at the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport in Spain.
The report points out that in the title of the photo it reads: “Best European Holiday with Latifa. We enjoy exploring!”
Vadora said this is the first time the 35-year-old princess has been photographed in public since her failed attempt to leave the UAE in 2018.
The princess had sailed from the United Arab Emirates to Oman, where she boarded a boat and sailed for India, with the ultimate goal of going to the United States and seeking asylum.
The princess then said that Emirati commandos had seized the boat off the coast of India and the princess was sent back to Dubai on a private plane, where she had been out of sight until recently.
Earlier this year, the BBC released footage secretly filmed by the Panorama princess, in which she described herself as a “hostage” in a villa.
An outcry arose internationally after the footage was released, the UN said. The group called on the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to provide information about his daughter, in which she said, “Prove she is alive.”
For his part, Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, continues to deny that his daughter Latifa was abused.
Last month, Princess Latifa was photographed with Taylor and another woman at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.
“Normalizing Relations with the West”
A moving report to the Telegraph revealed that Britain would send a new ambassador to Iran after the election of hardline President Ibrahim Raisi, who on Monday refused to negotiate his country’s ballistic missile program.
The report said that Simon Sherkliffe, the current head of the State Department’s national security and former ambassador to Yemen, would replace Rob McGuire as ambassador to Tehran in August.
“It is not yet clear how Rice’s election will affect the long-running tensions between Iran and Britain over Western sanctions and the fate of Nassan’s Zakari-Radcliffe and Anusha Azori, both of whom are being held in Iranian prisons,” Olibond said.
The newspaper quoted Raisy as a “rational” man, as conservative or inflexible as he is often portrayed, and “seeks to normalize relations with the West without compromising on Iranian interests.”
The report noted that 60-year-old Raisi did not mention dual citizens or relations with the United Kingdom at his first press conference when he was elected president.
The report added that Tehran was “one of the most important and difficult places for British diplomats”.
He noted that Maher, who arrived in Tehran in 2018, was at the center of a diplomatic crisis when he was arrested in January 2020 in Tehran in connection with the downing of a Ukrainian Airlines plane by revolutionary guards.