The Times, 8th November 2017
Boris Johnson has conceded he “could have been clearer” in remarks he made about a British woman jailed in Iran that threaten to extend her imprisonment. The foreign secretary today clarified his comments, but stopped short of admitting he had made a mistake or issuing an unequivocal apology. He said he was sorry if his remarks had been “taken out of context and misconstrued”. He has faced calls to quit after he told the foreign affairs committee last week that British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 38, had been training journalists in Iran at the time of her arrest last year. This has been denied by her employer and her family. The comments led to her being brought back to court at the weekend on charges of “propaganda against the regime”.