Imprisonment of British-Iranian mother is crucial issue facing foreign secretary as he meets counterpart in Tehran

Boris Johnson made a “frank and constructive” start to his sensitive first trip to Tehran, where he will meet President Hassan Rouhani as he lobbies for the release of a jailed British-Iranian.

The foreign secretary’s visit comes as concerns grow about US president Donald Trump’s hostility to the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran, and deepening regional tensions, including over the Syrian war and Iran’s role in the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

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