UK foreign minister calls Iran official over detained woman

Johnson accepted Tuesday that “my remarks could have been clearer.” “The U.K. government has no doubt that she was on holiday in Iran when she was arrested last year and that was the sole purpose of her visit,” he told lawmakers in the House of Commons. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is serving a five-year sentence for plotting the “soft toppling” of Iran’s government, had been told after the remarks to a parliamentary subcommittee last week that she faced more time in prison. Britain’s Foreign Office said Johnson called his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday “to raise again his serious concerns about the case and ensure his remarks are not misrepresented.” Read more…
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