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Iran ‘wants to swap British-Australian women for Iranian jailed in US’

Iran is believed to be holding two British-Australian women captive in the hope of exchanging one of them for an Iranian imprisoned in the US on charges of evading American sanctions.

Tensions between Britain and Iran escalated dramatically after it emerged the women were being held in the first recent case of Tehran arresting British citizens who do not also hold Iranian nationality.

  • Bill Gardner and Leila Molana – Allen
  • The Telegraph

One woman, a travel blogger, was arrested this summer while visiting Iran with her Australian fiancée.

The second woman, a university lecturer, was seized earlier and has …

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