Boris Johnson under renewed fire over Iran comments

PORTUGAL-BRITAN-DIPLOMACY

"The rest of the world turn round to us and they say 'why on earth would you have this man as your foreign secretary.' I mean, diplomacy is meant to be the heart and soul of the job, not wandering around the world playing around with your hair and trying to look affectionately like a member of Hogwarts".

The pair are due to have a conversation on Sunday - the first direct contact between the two since Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was first incarcerated in April 2016 while on holiday in Iran visiting her family with her two-year-old daughter Gabriella.

Earlier this month, she was summoned back to court and threatened with further charges after Mr Johnson mistakenly told a Commons committee that she had been training journalists at the time of her arrest.

On Saturday she was taken to Iranmehr hospital, Tehran, to see a specialist for an ultrasound on her breasts. It follows a previous inconclusive mammogram.

Shadow Foreign secretary Emily Thornberry condemned Mr Johnson for days of "obfuscation and bluster" where he failed to clarify his comments, as she urged him to state "simply and unequivocally" that he got it wrong.

"Her husband said she was there on holiday, and her husband is the person who should know". "No evidence has been produced which suggests she should be detained".

He said: "Nazanin is being held because she is British and is being used as a bargaining chip against the United Kingdom, now justified by your words".

Skyrim VR Bundle Releasing This Month
As the Dragonborn, the prophesied hero born with the power of The Voice, you are the only one who can stand amongst them. The bundle also comes with Skyrim add ons - Dawnguard, Dragonborn and Hearthfire, as per PS Blog.

Ratcliffe told the BBC he hoped he could travel to Iran with Johnson to meet his wife.

"Boris Johnson's cavalier approach to worldwide diplomacy is compounded this morning by Michael Gove claiming he has no idea what Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was doing in Iran".

A Labour MP has ridiculed Boris Johnson over his handling of the Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe affair, adding that Theresa May is like a "hostage" in her attempts to deal with this "blundering fool".

"He should be focusing on getting this poor woman home to her family, not looking to protect himself with anonymous briefings to journalists".

Tory backbencher Anna Soubry said "in "normal" times Boris Johnson would have been sacked long ago". He was very clear in what he said and he was wrong.

She said: "If my constituent spends even one more day in prison as a result of what the Foreign Secretary said then he should resign".

"The fault, of course, is with the Iranians, but the primary duty of all government is to protect its citizens and keep us safe, especially your Foreign Secretary".

Related News:

  • The Weeknd 'dating Justin Bieber's ex Yovanna Ventura' after Selena Gomez split

    Ventura and Bieber dated briefly back in 2015, after he had split with Gomez and had a (possible) brief fling with Kylie Jenner . The two were spotted leaving Hyde nightclub in Los Angeles and photographed holding hands in the back seat of his white Bentley.
    Microsoft's Black Friday deals: Idol 4S for $169 & $150 off Galaxy S8/S8+

    Microsoft's Black Friday deals: Idol 4S for $169 & $150 off Galaxy S8/S8+

    The Xbox One X console came out last week and now we have the estimated numbers it managed to sell in the United Kingdom market. Both of these will come bundled with a Black Type Cover that should make it an excellent option when it comes to productivity.

    Missouri AG subpoenas Google in antitrust investigation

    A Google spokesman said that the company had not yet received Missouri´s subpoena, but that it has "strong privacy protections in place for our users".
  • Google Pixel 2 XL hit with unresponsive edges issue

    Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones have widely been hailed as an outstanding flagship device based on early reviews. On my own personal Pixel 2 XL, the behavior is very similar, but with instances where taps do end up working as intended.
    LiAngelo Ball, 2 UCLA teammates remain in China as team heads home

    LiAngelo Ball, 2 UCLA teammates remain in China as team heads home

    The players were arrested last week and charged with shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store located next to the team's hotel . LiAngelo Ball's family is in Hong Kong marketing $495 Big Baller Brand shoes, according to a tweet from LaVar Ball .
    EU Member Nations Sign Defense Pact

    EU Member Nations Sign Defense Pact

    European Union officials have identified defense as an area where they have made progress on multiple fronts since Britain voted to leave.
  • Qualcomm Rejects $130 Billion Broadcom Merger Proposal

    Our scenario analysis examines Qualcomm earnings in various iPhone royalty scenarios with and without Huawei royalties. Qualcomm announced today it has rejected Broadcom's takeover bid, and for now, it will remain subsidiary to no one.
    Federal Bureau of Investigation  stats show hate crimes up in Minn

    Federal Bureau of Investigation stats show hate crimes up in Minn

    Some civil rights groups caution that the FBI's annual figures are artificially low because they rely on voluntary reporting. There were 6,121 reported hate crimes in the USA in 2016, according to new Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics .
    Italy miss out on World Cup as Sweden qualify

    Italy miss out on World Cup as Sweden qualify

    After the match, their veteran 39-year-old goalkeeper Buffon confirmed his global retirement and also apologised for his team's failure.
  • 'Star Wars Battlefront II' Players Outraged Over Progression System, Microtransactions

    Specifically, a controversial change to the game made it more hard to get Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. It now sits at negative 392,000 points, making it the most downvoted comment in Reddit history .

    Lyft Further Challenges Uber By Announcing An International Expansion Into Canada

    The city is four months late in reporting back on the first year of new ride-hailing rules introduced by Toronto city council. We see it as a world-class city.

    Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.


Most liked

Jazz C Gobert to miss a month with bone bruise
At the end of the day, that (expletive) don't matter. "I just want him going for it, putting his nose on two or three more of those a game".

Motorola Moto X4 Specifications & Features
Apart from Google Assistant , the smartphone will also support Amazon Alexa once the retailer giant releases the Moto Alexa app. On the specifications front, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core SoC paired with Adreno 508 GPU.

Goodwin Lost Infant Daughter Hours Before 49ers Win
Goodwin scored a touchdown for the 49rs just hours later, blowing a kiss to the sky before collapsing in the end zone . Goodwin was one of three National Football League players who took a knee to protest during Veterans Day weekend.

Taylor Swift to perform at Metlife Stadium on 'Reputation' tour
Fervent fans are asking about when the "Should've Said No" singer will be in Europe and elsewhere, like Brazil and India. But if you're a verified Swiftie, fans can purchase tickets in advance through Ticketmaster Verified Fan Program .

The Dream Chaser Takes Flight and Seems to Ace Its Landing
Sierra Nevada's six-mission contract calls for Dream Chaser to start delivering cargo to the space station in 2019. The company promised to release more test flight details, images and video on Monday (Nov. 13).

Today will release new info. on PSU hazing trial
The footage in question led to new charges against 12 people in the case, ranging from felony aggravated assault to misdemeanors. The teen's mother, Evelyn Piazza, added, "Your life is too important to put it on the line for a brotherhood or a sisterhood".

Sledgehammer Addresses Call of Duty: WW2 Multiplayer Issues
Until the Call of Duty: WWII servers are back online fully, you will be alone in Headquarters unless you invite friends. The double XP event that's been extended for one more day is now scheduled to end on November 14 at 10 a.m.

Brexit deal on withdrawal issues 'must be approved by MPs and peers'
If there's no deal at all, then Parliament won't get a vote, Davis told Parliament on Monday, prompting jeers from lawmakers. Parliamentary committees will begin scrutinising the Withdrawal Bill on Thursday.

Sex not a risk factor for heart attack
Together, researchers suggest that CPR training is clearly warranted, but the worry that friskiness can halt a heart is not. In fact, the team discovered that only 0.7 of all sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) cases were related to sexual activity.

Global CO2 emissions forecast to rise
Carbon emissions had been roughly flat from 2014-16, but will increase this year mainly due to a rise in China after a two-year decline, the scientists said.

Keurig boycott: Advertisers flee Hannity over Roy Moore comments; fans react
Not everyone is joining in on destroying perfectly good (and not affordable !) coffee makers, however. Gage has often tweeted using the hashtag #whitegenocide, which extremism expert J.M.

Palace insists no mention of human rights topic in Duterte-Trump meet
Trump says Modi has "become a friend of ours" and praising the Indian leader during their one-on-one meeting. Trump was expected to attend a dinner with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the end of the day.

Jordy Nelson Defends Packers Medical Staff After Martellus Bennett's Comments
The Packers had high hopes for Martellus Bennett , who signed a 3-year, $21 million contract with the team during the offseason. On Instagram, Bennett claimed that the Packers knew of his worsening shoulder injury but tried to get him to continue to play.

Forecast: Chilly Week Ahead With Some Rain
We will also stay dry for the rest of the week with the next best chance of rain on Saturday with a 50% chance. Monday will be wet, with showers expected most of the day by the National Weather Service .

More Sunshine, Warmer Monday
After some areas of mist and fog in the morning clouds will begin to break up becoming partly cloudy by the afternoon. Tuesday and Wednesday will bring more sun, with afternoon temperatures in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.