Iranian state media say Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been handed over to the British team at the Iranian airport following allegations that the UK owed Tehran 400 400 million.
Iran’s English-language Press TV reports that Britain has “paid off a long-awaited $ 530 million loan to Tehran”.
Zakari-Radcliffe paid $ 530 million to Iran “before he was released,” according to the Force News Agency.
State media reported that Zakari-Radcliffe was handed over to the British team at 2:15 pm local time but that “procedures” were still underway at Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport.
The Independent could not verify these reports.
“It was handed over to the British team after being transferred to Imam Khomeini International Airport this morning,” the Force News Agency reported.
Iranian media have not yet commented on whether Anousheh Ashuri has been handed over to the British team.
When British and Iranian governments said the loan had nothing to do with the Zagari-Radcliffe case, local MP Tulip Cedik said on Wednesday that the aide had been arrested for failing to pay a British loan.
Zaghari-Ratcliffe spent five years in prison and was charged with plotting to overthrow the government in Iran, which he has consistently denied.
Iran’s judiciary has confirmed the release of Nassan Zakari-Radcliffe, who has been in custody for years, Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday.
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