UK Woman Jailed in Iran 'On Verge of Nervous Breakdown'

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends the 2017 Chatham House London Conference at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends the 2017 Chatham House London Conference at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has seen a medical specialist after finding lumps on her breasts and is "on the verge of a nervous breakdown", her husband, Richard, said.

Mr Johnson, arriving for a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels, said all consular cases "are all very sensitive" but the "key thing to understand" was that the Foreign Office was "working very hard intensively and impartially on all those cases".

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.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's family and employer say she was on holiday visiting family when she was arrested with her daughter at an airport in Tehran.

He claimed there was an "effort to shift the blame away from those who are really at fault here, and that is the Iranian regime". "Iran. It should be the actions of their judiciary and the revolutionary guards".

The calls for Johnson's dismissal come with May facing a crisis over her Cabinet after losing two ministers this month.

Elsewhere, the Guardian leads on a memo reportedly written by Mr Gove and Mr Johnson and sent to Theresa May over what it calls a "secret set of demands" about Brexit.

He said that she is "angry" with him and upset every time they speak on the phone.

Blundering Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is thought to have added five years to her jail term after he said that she had been "training journalists".

Mr Ratcliffe said he meant to ask Mr Johnson to put in place "diplomatic protection" for his wife.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's family have issued a statement about her condition, saying she had been "complaining of sharp stabbing pains in her breasts" for more than a year.

She maintains the objective of her trip to Iran was to visit family.

He was asked by the BBC what the Briton was doing in Iran, and replied: "I don't know".

In his article, Corbyn says that the "heartbreaking" case of Zaghari-Ratcliffe has left her future liberty in peril because of Johnson's "serial bungling".

"In that case I take exactly her husband's assurance in that regard", he said.

"Her husband said she was there on holiday, and her husband is the person who should know".

Defending his Cabinet colleague who is facing calls to resign, he also criticised those trying to "blame politicians in a democracy who are trying to do the right thing".

Labour's Chris Bryant said the comments were proof of an "incompetent" Government.

The wording of Labour's question is not yet known but it is thought, if it is approved by the Speaker, it will be answered by a junior minister in Mr Johnson's department after 2.30pm on Monday. "It's a Government of incompetence".

Writing in the Observer on Sunday, Corbyn took aim at Johnson, calling for him to be relieved of his duties after "undermining our country" and "putting our citizens at risk".

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