Johnson has faced criticism over his response to the detention of Zaghari-Ratcliffe.
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Iran and Britain are discussing the possible release of some 400 million pounds (around $528 million) held by London since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, an Iranian official said Thursday. Both Britain and Iran denied any link between the possible money transfer and the detention of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman who is serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly planning the "soft toppling" of Iran's government while traveling with her young daughter.A similar U.S. transfer to Iran happened at the same time American prisoners were released in 2016 .Iranian media have speculated that Johnson may visit Iran soon.A prisoner exchange in January 2016 that freed Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-Americans also saw the U.S. make a $400 million cash delivery to Iran the same day.Others with ties to the West detained in Iran include Iranian-Canadian national Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani, a member of Iran's 2015 nuclear negotiating team, who is believed to be serving a five-year prison sentence on espionage charges.
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