TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Britain on Monday summoned Iran’s ambassador to London over a high-profile British-Iranian journalist convicted of spying and planning to overthrow the government.
The Iranian ambassador in London was summoned by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt over jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, British media reported.
She has reportedly gone on "hunger strike over her continuing imprisonment in Iran".
In June 2016, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps base in Iran’s southern province of Kerman confirmed that its intelligence department had arrested Zaghari at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini international airport on April 3, 2016.
According to the statement, a series of extensive intelligence operations, including monitoring of the virtual space, led to the arrest of Zaghari, a main ringleader of institutes affiliated with foreign intelligence agencies who had carried out various operations to serve the hostile purposes of the enemies of the Establishment.
Employed by foreign media and intelligence services, she had been involved in planning and performing media and cyber projects with the purpose of “soft overthrow” of the Islamic Republic’s Establishment, the statement added.
Zaghari “is a main ringleader of hostile institutions who had been involved in criminal activities over the past years under the auspices of foreign governments’ media and espionage services,” it added.