Good Morning Britain published this video item, entitled “Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s Husband Joins us to Mark Her 2000 Days Detained in Iran| GMB” – below is their description.
To mark 2,000 days since Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in Iran, over 175 MPs and peers have signed a letter to the Prime Minister demanding action to free her. The cross-party letter accused the Govt of ‘complacency’ and urged Boris Johnson to “rethink” his approach to dealing with the case “after 2,000 days of failure”. It was handed in to Downing Street yesterday by a group of campaigners including Nazanin’s daughter Gabriella, who has been largely separated from her mother for nearly five-and-a-half years.
Iran, also called Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. Its central location in Eurasia and proximity to the Strait of Hormuz give it significant geostrategic importance. Tehran is the capital and largest city.
Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The Iranian Revolution established the current Islamic Republic in 1979.
Iran’s political system combines elements of a presidential democracy and an Islamic theocracy. Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power and has large reserves of fossil fuels — including the world’s largest natural gas supply and the third largest proven oil reserves.
The country’s rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Historically a multi-ethnic country, Iran remains a pluralistic society comprising numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups, the largest being Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Mazandaranis and Lurs.
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