"That is unprecedented given the politics of the UK. I love you, Richard, respect whatever you believe, but I was told many, many times that: 'Oh we're going to get you home.'
"That never happened."
Zaghari-Ratcliffe's comments didn't go down too well with ex-Conservative MEP for East of England, David C Bannerman.
He took to Twitter, saying: "I do hope she's not biting the hand that saved her. Does she bear no responsibility for being in a country with such a nasty regime?"
I do hope she\u2019s not biting the hand that saved her. Does she bear no responsibility for being in a country with such a nasty regime?https://twitter.com/bbcnews/status/1505882936947707906\u00a0\u2026
— David C Bannerman (@David C Bannerman)
Some favoured Bannerman's comments, calling her "ungrateful." One added: "I feel the same. Sick of hearing about this woman who shouldn't have been there in the first place."
In another instance, a caller on LBC accused Zaghari-Ratcliffe of being "politically orientated", saying she donate "all the money" from potential book deals to charity.
"If she hadn't gone to visit family in the first place, she wouldn't have got into trouble in the first place," they added.
Others, however, were disgusted and hit back at the former MP.
She is not biting any hand, she is telling the truth. You might try it sometime.https://twitter.com/DCBMEP/status/1505906810984747016\u00a0\u2026
— Simon De Cogan #FBPE #FreeAssange #FBPA (@Simon De Cogan #FBPE #FreeAssange #FBPA)
Ladies and gentlemen I give you\u2026.. the Conservative party. \n\n\u201cYou were left to rot in prison for 6 years by 5 successive Foreign Secretaries but you should now show us deference and gratitude\u201d. \n\nMy god they\u2019re awful.\n\n#Shamefulhttps://twitter.com/DCBMEP/status/1505906810984747016\u00a0\u2026
A nasty disgusting tweet from David C Bannerman @DCBMEP. He should be ashamed and embarrassed. But he won't be he's pompous arrogant self important clown Hopefully he wil reflect and delete and apologisehttps://twitter.com/DCBMEP/status/1505906810984747016\u00a0\u2026
It's unbelievable how nasty and unpleasant some people are.https://twitter.com/DCBMEP/status/1505906810984747016\u00a0\u2026
— Mark Hebden \ud83d\udc99 (@Mark Hebden \ud83d\udc99)
Go to your room, david.\nAnd, don't come down for six years.https://twitter.com/DCBMEP/status/1505906810984747016\u00a0\u2026
— Sir Stu Packer \ud83c\udff4\u200d\u2620\ufe0f (@Sir Stu Packer \ud83c\udff4\u200d\u2620\ufe0f)
Well here\u2019s an easy winner of dumbest tweet of the day. Fancy wanting to visit your family, what an awful human being she must be. Meanwhile 5 uncaring corrupt and incompetent secretaries left her to rot.https://twitter.com/dcbmep/status/1505906810984747016\u00a0\u2026
— Kevin Mackenzie \ud83d\udc99 (@Kevin Mackenzie \ud83d\udc99)
Tulip Siddiq, MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, said she owes it to Zaghari-Ratcliffe to ask why it took so long to bring her back.
"So, I've written to Tom Tugendhat, the chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, to ask for a review into what happened in Nazanin's case," she said.
Siddiq said she would ask the committee to look at two issues.
One of which is related to a 2013 incident when three Iranian officials came to the UK to negotiate the debt's repayment, she said.
"They were arrested at Heathrow Airport and then detained in a UK detention centre. I spoke to (ex-foreign secretary) Jack Straw yesterday, who said he never got to the bottom of why that happened," she said.
"The second thing I'll be asking the Foreign Affairs Select Committee to look at if they accept the inquiry is to look at why there was a deal made last year which then fell through and the money wasn't paid (then) either.
"And I want to know why the deal fell through, why it took so long to pay the debt, and I also want to look at the wider issue of taking hostages, which Iran has done."
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