UK Foreign Minister: Planned Execution of Dual National in Iran ‘Politically Motivated’

 – British foreign minister James Cleverly said on Wednesday the planned execution by Iran of British-Iranian national Alireza Akbari was “politically motivated” and called for his immediate release.

Iran must halt the execution of British-Iranian national Alireza Akbari and immediately release him,” Cleverly wrote on Twitter. “This is a politically motivated act by a barbaric regime that has total disregard for human life.”

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(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Sachin Ravikumar; editing by Michael Holden)