Foreign secretary facing calls to retract claim that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was training journalists in Iran

Boris Johnson is expected to call Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday following reports that comments he made were being used in Tehran as a justification to extend the jail sentence imposed on a British woman.

The foreign secretary is facing calls to retract his claim to a parliamentary committee last week that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was training journalists in Iran at the time of her arrest last year, something her employer and her family insist is incorrect.

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