Johnson to meet husband of aid worker jailed in Iran

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His comments were seized on by the Iranian government, and Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was taken to court and warned that she faced an extension to her five-year jail term. He apologised for his remarks on Monday.

Some critics called for Mr Johnson to resign, but Richard Ratcliffe said it would not be in his wife's interests.

She has been accused of working with the company and her previous employer, the BBC, to overthrow the Iranian government.

Ms Zaghari Ratcliffe has denied the charges.

Richard Dalton, the UK's ambassador to Iran from 2003 to 2006, said on Tuesday that the foreign secretary's options are limited and he warned that resolution of the case was unlikely to be swift.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, a charity organisation that is independent of Thomson Reuters and operates independently of Reuters News, said Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been on holiday and had not been teaching journalism in Iran.

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This led United Nations human rights experts to express "grave" concerns for her welfare, calling on the Iranian authorities to release her at once.

A Foreign Office statement said the pair will meet to discuss Mr Ratcliffe's request to give his wife "diplomatic protection" - which, under global law, allows a state to take diplomatic action on behalf of a national.

It said Johnson had sought advice from officials on whether conferring the status of diplomatic protection could help, "including what impact it would have on the support now being provided and the representations already being made on Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's behalf".

They will also talk about a possible joint trip to Iran before the end of the year and the health of Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is said to have found lumps in her breasts.

He will speak to the Foreign Secretary at the Foreign Office at 10am, in a bid to help secure his wife's release from Iran.

Following criticism for refusing to act, Mr Johnson has finally attacked both Nazanin's conviction for spying as a mockery of justice and her treatment by the Iranian authorities.

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