Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe thanked her “wonderful, wonderful” husband Richard for campaigning “tirelessly” for her as she spoke to the media for the first time since she returned to the UK.
He thanked daughter Gabriella for “being very, very patient to come to Mom’s house.”
Zaghari-Ratcliffe criticized the fact that he had five changes of foreign secretary before he was released, saying: “What happened now should have happened six years ago.”
Zaghari-Ratcliffe said the journey back home was “difficult”.
Referring to her husband thanking the government moments earlier, she said: “I don’t really agree with him on that level.”
He said he had seen five foreign secretaries over the course of six years, adding: “This is unprecedented given UK politics. I love you Richard, respect what you believe, but I have been told many times Was that ‘oh we’re going to bring you home’.
“This never happened.”
He said it made it difficult for him to trust him as a result, adding: “I mean, how many foreign secretaries does it take for someone to come home? Five?”
Zaghari-Ratcliffe told reporters: “What happened now should have happened six years ago.”