Press release

PM's bilateral with President Rouhani of Iran: 25 September 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May met with President Rouhani of Iran at the United Nations General Assembly 2018.

The Prime Minister held a bilateral meeting with President Rouhani of Iran in New York earlier today.

The Prime Minister began by offering her condolences over Saturday’s attack in Ahvaz, noting that we condemn terrorism in all its forms.

The Prime Minister reiterated the UK’s commitment to the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), noting that as long as Iran abided by its obligations under the deal, we would continue to take steps to ensure that Iran receives economic benefits from sanctions relief.

The Prime Minister emphasised our ongoing concern at Iran’s ballistic missile programme and its destabilising regional activity, including in Yemen.

The Prime Minister raised our consular cases in Iran, including that of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The Prime Minister expressed her serious concern at Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s ongoing detention, and called for her release.

Published 26 September 2018