Boris Johnson to hold meeting with husband of Briton jailed in Iran

Foreign secretary to tell Richard Ratcliffe he’s leaving ‘no stone unturned’ to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Boris Johnson will for the first time hold a face-to-face meeting with Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of Nazanin Zaghary-Ratcliffe, in effort to persuade him that Foreign Office diplomats are leaving “no stone unturned” to secure her release from an Iranian jail.

Ratcliffe is due to meet Johnson and his consular specialists at the Foreign Office on Wednesday. He is likely to ask to accompany the foreign secretary on his imminent visit to Tehran so he can see his wife, who has been held largely in solitary confinement since April 2016.

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