Sarosh Zaiwalla comments on the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and the damages settlement to Bank Mellat in Asian Lite

March 17 2022

Read the full article published in Asian Lite, 17 March 2022, here.

Layla Moran, the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and International Development, has questioned why it has taken nearly six years to free a civilian held captive in Iran over a ‘legitimate debt’.

Sarosh Zaiwalla, Senior Partner, commented that the delay to settle the debt was unjustifiable:

“The main obstacle the British Government gave for non-payment of the ‘legitimate debt’ was US sanctions. But, the government had managed to pay a large damages settlement to Bank Mellat in Iran despite the sanctions.”

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