Britain to transfer over 400 million pounds debt to Iran soon: Iranian official

This file photo taken on June 10, 2016 shows Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (L) posing for a photograph with her daughter Gabriella. She is currently being held in an Iranian prison (AFP / Free Nazanin campaign)
Updated 17 November 2017
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Britain to transfer over 400 million pounds debt to Iran soon: Iranian official

ANKARA: Britain will soon transfer its debt of over 400 million pounds ($527 million) to Iran, the Iranian ambassador wrote on his telegram channel on Friday, but said there was no link between paying the debt and the case of jailed British-Iranian aid worker.
“An outstanding debt owed by the UK to Tehran will be transferred to the Central Bank of Iran in the coming days. The payment ... has nothing to do with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case,” Hamid Baeedinejad wrote on his Telegram channel.


Dozens of Houthis killed as Yemen battles continue

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Dozens of Houthis killed as Yemen battles continue

  • Several Houthi leaders were killed in clashes
  • Yemen's national forces also sieged a main road

DUBAI: Dozens of Houthi militia have been killed in battles across Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.

The Yemeni army killed 45 militia and wounded 30 in Ibb province, while another 40 Houthi fighters were killed in clashes in Qaataba district.

In Marib province, coalition raids killed a Houthi commander and his men.

Meanwhile, coalition-backed forces sieged the main route that connects the provinces of Al-Dhale and Ibb south of Sanaa.

Fighting picked up in Hodeidah despite a truce agreement between the warring sides in December. An offensive by Yemeni forces last year liberated much of Houthi-controlled territory along the strategic Red Sea, about four years after the Iran-supported group ousted the internationally-recognized government.

The Yemeni government has claimed the Houthis were using the port of Hodeidah to smuggle weapons from Iran to sustain their military campaign.