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How Australia negotiated the release of Kylie Moore-Gilbert from Iran – Sydney Morning Herald

The complicated plan to bring Kylie Moore-Gilbert home was kept a highly guarded secret. Her release vindicated the government’s “quiet diplomacy” tactic.



It was also the moment that justified the government’s strategy of “quiet diplomacy” an Australian detained and imprisoned in Iran for 804 days, often in solitary confinement, was free and on her way home. It was vindication for the government, which had been under pressure to make its campaign for her release more high profile.
With Moore-Gilbert safely back home, the question now is whether Australia engaged in hostage diplomacy, which could encourage Iran to make similar plays in the future.

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