British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday urged Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to bring an “end to hostilities” in the region. 

A Downing Street statement said the two leaders “discussed the situation in the region following the death of Qasem Soleimani and the Prime Minister [Johnson] called for an end to hostilities.”

Johnson “underlined the U.K.’s continued commitment to the JCPoA [The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] and to ongoing dialogue to avoid nuclear proliferation and reduce tensions,” the statement said.

He also raised the continued “detention and mistreatment” of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and “other dual nationals in Iran and

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