Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson apologises for comments about Iranian-British Journalist jailed in Iran
Nov 13, 2017 World 6612 By Abdulkerimu Oare
- Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson apologises for comments about Iranian-British Journalist jailed in Iran.
- Boris Johnson previously contradicted the Journalist and her employers by claiming she was working in Iran instead of being on Holiday.
- Lamenst his choice of words which were open to misinterpretation.
- Apologises for anguish caused to Journalist's family.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has issued an
apology to Iranian-British Journalist Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe who is currently jailed in Iran.
Johnson had previously commented that the journalist was in Iran on official capacity which contradicted both her statement and that of her employer that she was on holiday visiting her family.
“My remarks on the subject before the Foreign Affairs Select Committee could and should have been clearer and I acknowledge that the words I used were open to being misinterpreted and I apologize to Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her family if I inadvertently caused them any further anguish,” Johnson said.
“I reject any suggestion that she was there in a professional capacity,” he said.
Johnson said on Nov. 1 that she had been teaching people journalism before her arrest in April 2016, contradicting her and her employer, who said she had been on holiday visiting her family.