Mark Prisk MP has echoed constituents' calls for the release of Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe from an Iranian prison with a letter to the Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.
You can read the letter HERE
Mr Prisk said:
'The Foreign and Commonwealth Office works tirelessly for all our dual nationals detained in Iran and is doing everything it can in each of their cases, including trying to secure access to them and ensure their welfare.
I am encouraged that UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office have now taken the decision to grant Nazanin diplomatic protection. This makes clear that the UK believes that Iran's treatment of her has failed to meet international standards, and elevates the issue beyond that of normal consular assistance and diplomatic pressure to the level of a legal dispute between Britain and Iran.
It is my belief that, for the sake of common humanity, it is time to let Nazanin come home. I know that is what the Foreign Secretary is focused on achieving.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.'