Boris Johnson apologises for his Iranian blunder

Boris Johnson apologises for his Iranian blunder

Boris Johnson apologises for his Iranian blunder

After both Ratcliffe and the United Kingdom government maintained she was there for a holiday, Gove added: "I take exactly her husband's assurances in that regard". It wasn't for any other goal.

Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe is also understood to have expressed her anger over Boris Johnson's blunder last week when he incorrectly claimed she was in Iran "training journalists".

"There's obviously a politics that is much bigger than Nazanin and much bigger than us, and not for me to get involved in." he said.

That's because diplomatic protection is a mechanism under global law that a state can use to help one of its nationals whose rights have been breached in another country.

A British government minister has sparked fresh concerns over the fate of a British woman jailed in Iran. "This is about a young mother who could die if the Foreign Secretary doesn't retract his comments promptly, if he doesn't go to Iran and get her back".

This is a critical moment for Mrs May, her Government and an increasingly bemused electorate who, understandably, are becoming more fearful for their futures as the Tory party tears itself apart.

On Sunday, he also called Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband, Richard Ratcliffe, and the family said the 20-minute conversation had been "positive".

"If it is a matter of pride that the foreign secretary is refusing to admit that simply he has made a mistake, well then I feel bound to say to him that his pride matters not one ounce compared to Nazanin's freedom", she said in the Commons.

Boris Johnson is being urged to reunite the Ratcliffe family for Christmas.

"Michael Gove must have known he would be asked that question and yet answered in that way".

"I'm reassured that it is the position of the government", Mr Ratcliffe said.

The foreign secretary's comments to a committee of MPs and his subsequent reluctance to apologise for the error, which could potentially lead to Zaghari-Ratcliffe being detained for longer in Iran, have prompted calls for him to resign.

The husband of Zaghari-Ratcliffe said on Sunday that the condition of his wife is getting more desperate after she discovered lumps on her breasts.

The full details of the allegations against her have never been made fully public.

Richard Ratcliffe said he did not think his wife's case would be helped by resignations.

Corbyn, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan, also a Labour member, said Johnson had offended states and religions before "bungling" the case of Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in prison after being convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran's clerical establishment.

The REDRESS Trust, which helps Briton arrested overseas, has highlighted the legal opinion that Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe should be given diplomatic protection.

In an open letter, Mr Ratcliffe accused the Foreign Office of sitting on a legal opinion that his wife is entitled to diplomatic protection for two months.

Sometimes the price of political failure has a human face and right now Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is that emblematic figure. At the meeting, he said, they would discuss the idea of a joint trip to Iran to try to see his wife. "He's a good foreign secretary", Davis told Sky News.

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