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>> Britain's Boris Johnson has warned Iran, his comments about a jailed aid worker offer no basis for further action against her. The foreign minister called his Iranian counterpart on Tuesday, after fears his words could lead to the woman's prison sentence begin extended.>> I accept that my remarks could have been clearer.
>> Iranian British project manager Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is already serving five years, after being convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran's clerical establishment. Johnson told the British parliament's foreign affairs committee last week, Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been teaching people journalism. His statement that the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a charity organization for which she works, and her family, said was incorrect.
>> Nazanin is 100% innocent.>> And that she was only in the country to visit relatives. Just days after the comments were made she was brought back to court, accused by a judge of quote spreading propaganda or against the regime. British trade minister Liam Fox defended Johnson's comments telling BBC radio the detention is quote, completely unacceptable and illegal.
A spokesperson for Johnson says he finished his phone call by urging the Iranian authorities to release Zaghari-Ratcliffe on humanitarian grounds. The Thomson Reuters Foundation operates independently of Reuters News.