Foreign secretary apologises for ‘distress and anguish’ his remarks caused to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her family
Boris Johnson has apologised for his “mistake” in comments about a British-Iranian mother detained in Iran, which had led for calls for his resignation for putting her at further risk.
The foreign secretary said he was in no doubt that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been in the country on holiday visiting relatives with her young daughter, not “training journalists” as he had told the foreign affairs select committee.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a 38-year-old Iranian-British dual national who has been jailed in Iran since April 2016. She has been accused of attempting to orchestrate a “soft overthrow” of the Islamic Republic. She and her three-year-old daughter, Gabriella, were about to return to the UK from Iran after a family visit when she was arrested. Since then, she has spent most of her time in Evin prison in Tehran, separated from her daughter.
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