Boris ‘sorry’ for Iran jail Brit com­ments

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

BORIS John­son told MPs he’s sorry if his re­marks about a Bri­tish woman jailed in Iran had been “so mis­con­strued” to have caused anx­i­ety to her fam­ily.

But the For­eign Sec­re­tary stopped short of meet­ing re­peated re­quests to ad­mit he made a mis­take and of­fer an apol­ogy.

Mr John­son also ac­cused Labour of po­lit­i­cal point-scor­ing and de­flect­ing blame from the Ira­nian regime over Nazanin Zaghari-Rat­cliffe’s im­pris­on­ment.

The Cab­i­net min­is­ter faced a grilling from MPs af­ter last week say­ing she was train­ing jour­nal­ists in Iran at the time of her ar­rest last year – some­thing her em­ployer and fam­ily in­sist is in­cor­rect.

In the Com­mons Mr John­son said: “I’m sorry if any words of mine have been so mis­con­strued as to cause any kind of anx­i­ety to her fam­ily.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.