Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Ashoori set for emotional family reunions after plane lands in UK

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori have arrived in the UK, touching down at RAF Brize Norton at 1:08am. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in Iran for six years and accused of plotting to

Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Ashoori set for emotional family reunions after plane lands in UK

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori have arrived in the UK, touching down at RAF Brize Norton at 1:08am.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in Iran for six years and accused of plotting to overthrow the government, but will now be reunited with her husband and seven-year-old daughter.

Also on the plane was Anoosheh Ashoori, who had been held in Iran since 2017 on spying charges.

Anoosheh Ashoori had a selfie with one of the pilots before disembarking
Image: Anoosheh Ashoori could be seen having a selfie with one of the pilots before disembarking

The pair walked down the plane's steps together about 15 minutes after landing, with both giving a brief wave as they walked again on British soil.

Mr Ashoori could also be seen in the cockpit having a selfie with pilots before he got off.

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Long-running efforts to free them paid off yesterday when Foreign Secretary Liz Truss confirmed they were heading home.

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The breakthrough came after Britain paid £393.8m to settle a debt related to a tank order placed by Iran in the late 1970s.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe denied Iran's allegations and her husband Richard fought a high-profile campaign to free her, which included a hunger strike.

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The Britons flew into the UK via a stop in Oman, where the country's foreign minister posted a picture of the pair getting off the plane.