Boris Johnson has failed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and should lose his job

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

This is shameful and humiliating – to the UK as a nation.

Here’s the story:

The Brit mum jailed in Iran over spying allegations will be hauled to court next month on a second charge of “spreading propaganda”.

Iranian authorities have told Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 38, she will appear in court on 10 December.

She has been held by Tehran since April 2016 after being accused of spying – a charge she denies.

Richard Ratcliffe said she had now been told she would appear on a second charge of “spreading propaganda”.

The full details of the allegations against Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe have never been made fully public.

Speaking in Westminster on 1 November, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appeared to contradict her account when he said she had been training journalists there.

Four days later, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was recalled to court in Iran and his remark cited as evidence against her, prompting fears her five-year sentence could be extended.

Source: Brit mum jailed in Iran faces court over further charges after Boris Johnson gaffe

And here’s an appropriate comment:

Agreed. It’s time for Mr Johnson to go.

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7 thoughts on “Boris Johnson has failed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and should lose his job

  1. damo

    lol lol nothing will happen to boris he is a repulsive charlitan and shyster but hes upperclass he will go unpunnished he may loose his job and bumbble off into a lavish retirement while that poor woman rozs in jail but he wont be punnished the likes of him never are ….oooh hes just boris being boris joly good ..therr will never be a level playing field or fairness in this country untill the class system and thease people are gone.

  2. rollo57

    In September 2016 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was given five years, it wasn’t shouted down from the cliff tops and until Johnson said what he said, we hadn’t heard nothing since that date?
    Now, why did Johnson feel he had to make that statement, who asked him about it and why?
    How would any member of Parliament know what a private citizen was doing, in any country, unless they worked for the Government?
    Now we look at Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffes past. She used to work for BBC Media Action, who have history, especially in ME, of working towards ‘regime change’.
    How convenient this comes up, just as the Zionists are wanting to demonise Iran and get the general public against them?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      If you look at the record of the Foreign Affairs committee meeting to which Mr Johnson was giving oral evidence, he was responding to a question by Labour MP Ann Clwyd about two UK nationals who are currently held in prison in Iran. Here’s the link:
      It is his response that made Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case an international scandal. He didn’t know what she was doing in Iran and it is his mistake that caused the trouble, because the Iranian authorities seized on it as an excuse to increase her prison sentence – which is what they are proposing to do at the court hearing next month.
      Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe did indeed work for BBC Media Action, although I am interested in your claim that it works towards regime change. It is an international development charity whose purpose is to is to use media and communication to reduce poverty, improve health and support people in understanding their rights.
      I’m not convinced you can use this case to justify any link with Zionists demonising Iran.

  3. Christopher Deans

    The man is a loose cannon, an incompetent egotist who is only interested in self aggrandisement; perhaps Mrs May would care to explain how she came to appoint him our Foreign Secretary, surely not for his diplomatic skills?

  4. Dez

    Perhaps he needs to join his father with the other b listers in the australian jungle. So far his fathers performance gives one the confirmation like father like son. Not impressed by either…. if they are supposed to represent the Elite of this country.

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