‘Apologists for Iranian regime': Boris backer Truss slams critics over Zaghari-Ratcliffe case
Added 06-12-19 06:37:03am EST - “Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss has branded anyone critical of leadership hopeful Boris Johnson's handling of the case of British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's imprisonment in Iran as "apologists" for the regime.” - Rt.com
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In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Truss rejected any suggestions that Johnson is to blame for the continuing imprisonment of British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, due to wrongfully asserting that she was training journalists, while he was foreign secretary.
I think this is a complete misplacement of blame. The people who are keeping Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in jail are the Iranians. This is an oppressive Iranian regime – I think it’s apologists for that regime who are putting the blame on Boris Johnson…
"Apologists for Iran are putting the blame on Boris Johnson."Treasury Secretary @trussliz who is supporting Johnson for Tory leadership defends his handling of the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British woman jailed in Iran #r4todayhttps://t.co/k3vt0WH0z6pic.twitter.com/j7MXmNEbN3
Truss also rebuffed accusations that Johnson was the “worst foreign secretary in living memory,” claiming that such attacks were as a result of his “huge public appeal.”
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"Apologists for Iran are putting the blame on Boris Johnson."— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) June 12, 2019
Treasury Secretary @trussliz who is supporting Johnson for Tory leadership defends his handling of the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British woman jailed in Iran #r4todayhttps://t.co/k3vt0WH0z6pic.twitter.com/j7MXmNEbN3
Jaw dropped & smacked off me steering wheel. ????♂️— Mac (@BrigadistaAbu) June 12, 2019
Are they taking drugs for breakfast?— miranda (@Appleandroidapp) June 12, 2019
He was literally arguing the Iranian regime's case against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe— Groovy J (@groovy_chi) June 12, 2019
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