Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, said that Foreign Minister Boris Johnson should leave office for the “huge blunder” of a British-Iranian citizen imprisoned in Iran.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the program director of the Thomson Reuters Foundation in London, traveled to Iran with his little daughter for a family visit last spring, but when he wanted to return to London, he was detained at the Tehran airport and was sentenced to five years in prison for attempting to overthrow the Iranian regime, Evin is detained in jail.
But the other day it was again brought to justice and another indictment was filed against this time for the dissemination of propaganda against the Iranian regime.
As a direct precedent to this development, Boris Johnson, at the hearing of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Lower House in London, said he knew that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had “held a journalist course” in Iran.
Johnson’s statement was virtually refuting the unanimous stand of the family and employer that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe traveled to Iran for family visits only.
According to London news reports, a recent Iranian indictment following the statement by the British Foreign Minister’s lower house may extend the imprisonment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe for up to ten years.
The Mayor of London declared on BBC television’s Sunday political magazine program that the Foreign Minister “must approve of its massive blunder”, all the more because Iranian state television is trying to justify the new indictment with his statement, and Johnson’s words are set in Iran to London “admitted” Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s “real activity”.
Sadiq Khan says it’s just the latest incident in Johnson’s crackdown. Khan recalled that the Foreign Minister managed to “inflict blood on” for example Barack Obama, former US President.
The Mayor of London suggested that Johnson last year – even at the time of Obama’s presidency – in his article published in the British Bulletin, The Sun, wrote that Obama probably removed his bachelor of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill from his white home office because he was “partly Kenyan descent” a fondness for the former British bishop of Churchill’s vehement protector.
According to Sadiq Khan, Johnson has to leave his office after all. He added, questioning Prime Minister Theresa May why Johnson was head of the Foreign Ministry. According to the Mayor of London, “if May was a strong Prime Minister, he would have fired him a long time” Johnson.
A spokesman for the British Foreign Ministry announced this week that Boris Johnson spoke to the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Džavad Zarif, who asked him to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe from humanitarian considerations. He also informed the Iranian Foreign Minister that he would visit Teheran before the end of the year to settle the matter.
Johnson’s spokesman, the British Foreign Minister acknowledges that he could “have made it clearer” at the Commission hearing.
Source: MTI / Picture: hirado.hu /