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    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran offers prisoner swap

    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her daughter Gabriella
    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could be discharged from prison in a detainee swap with Iranians kept in the US and Australia, Iran has recommended.

    The British-Iranian was imprisoned for a long time in Iran in 2016 in the wake of being sentenced for spying, which she denies.

    Talking in New York, Iranian remote clergyman Javad Zarif said he felt frustrated about Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe and had done his best to support her.

    "How about we have a trade. I'm prepared to do it," he said.

    Mr Zarif said there were Iranians being held in jail in the US, Germany and Australia on what he guaranteed were fake charges.

    He featured one specific instance of an Iranian lady who had conceived an offspring in an Australian jail, with her tyke currently growing up outside jail.

    "No one discussions about this woman in Australia," he said.

    "All in all, what would i be able to do as a remote clergyman? I put this idea on the table openly now. Trade them," he stated, including that he had the expert to do it.

    He said he made a past idea to the US a half year back yet got no reaction.

    Detainee trades can take a very long time to organize

    By James Landale, BBC conciliatory journalist

    At first sight, the Iranian idea of a detainee swap to discharge Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe seems positive.

    These are the main substantive comments Iran's remote clergyman has presented about her defense since the UK government gave her discretionary assurance a month ago.

    English authorities had expected that Iran may respond contrarily to the conceding of this new status, which transformed the case into a formal legitimate question between the two nations.

    Rather Tehran's first reaction has all the earmarks of being the idea of some sort of arrangement.

    The move likewise demonstrates that Iran does to be sure appear to utilize Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe for conciliatory influence, something it has in the past denied.

    Be that as it may, representatives don't think this implies any arrangement is promptly on the cards.

    Detainee trades can take a long time to organize. Also, they are no simpler if a few unique nations are included.

    Richard Ratcliffe, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's significant other, said he was amazed and bewildered by the declaration.

    He said he was uncertain about whether it was a genuine proposition or in the event that it was said as a major aspect of a more extensive setting.

    "Regularly my sense with Iran is nothing is impudent, thus it will have an importance, however it probably won't be the conspicuous significance," he said.

    Mr Ratcliffe said a detainee swap was just referenced in one of the 40 or so messages he had gotten from Iranian specialists about his better half's case.

    "It has felt progressively that we are in the entryway, and we may be held in the entryway for some time, however Nazanin's circumstance can't continue for any longer," he said.

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