Boris ‘sorry’ for Iran jail Brit comments
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.”