Corbyn, Sadiq Khan call for Johnson's resignation

TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) – Boris Johnson's handling of the Zaghari-Ratcliffe case underscores his inability to manage the UK's foreign affairs, according to the Labor leader.

The leader of the UK Labor Party has accused Johnson of "undermining" the country and "putting" its citizens "at risk." In his exclusive interview with The Observer on Saturday night, Jeremy Corbyn pointed out the "incompetence and colonial throwback views" of the country's Foreign Secretary and stated that "it’s time for him to go.", reported Sputnik.

The appeal was mostly centered around Boris Johnson's mishandling of the high profile case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian-born British national who is currently jailed in Iran. The 38-year-old project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, who holds dual British-Iranian citizenship, was detained in Iran on spying charges 18 months ago.

While reacting to the arrest of the British citizen, the UK Foreign Secretary is criticized for making an "epic blunder": when addressing a parliamentary committee on November 1, Boris Johnson claimed that he believed she had been "simply teaching people journalism," something her employer and family insist is totally false and incorrect.

It is said , this mistake however could extend the woman's prison sentence by five more years on top of her existing five-year verdict.

On Sunday, Jeremy Corbyn got the support of London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, he said that Boris Johnson "has to go" after a series of blunders which "offended Libyans, Americans, the Spanish and others."

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