Boris Johnson praises Donald Trump's 'rambunctious' love of Twitter

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The dual British-Iranian, whose husband lives in London, has always insisted that she was on holiday at the time visiting her family.

United Kingdom foreign secretary Boris Johnson praised Donald Trump during an appearance on right-wing morning show Fox and Friends, which is a personal favourite of the USA president.

Praising Trump's Twitter use, he added: "His method of tweeting early in the morning - no matter how rambunctious those tweets may be - they are communicating with people". And in an age when people are being turned off politics, it's more direct, and more communicative than a lot of previous presidents have managed.

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The Iranian judiciary leapt on Mr Johnson's statement as proof of their espionage charges against her.

The Iranian news report, translated by Associated Press and published by Sky News, said: "Boris Johnson's unintended confession confirming training some Iranian journalists by Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was a goof that the British government could not cover up".

Johnson has repeatedly refused to issue a full retraction and apology.

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Johnson has promised to visit Iran before Christmas and if appropriate will visit her in jail.

On Wednesday evening, news bulletin from Iran's national television (IRIB), whose programmes of such nature are sanctioned by senior officials, referred to Mr Johnson's comments as evidence that Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe was conducting illegal affairs in Iran. The news broadcast, which was entitled "Confession", said: "Mr Johnson's inadvertent confession meant that [SHE] was teaching some Iranian journalists - it was a gaffe that cannot be covered up".

Boris Johnson dodged questions today about jailed British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe after Iranian state TV reported that the Foreign Secretary had accidentally confessed she was training journalists in Iran prior to her arrest.

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And to heap further pressure on the Foreign Secretary, the state controlled TV news is reporting that Mr Johnson's gaffe was inadvertent admission of guilt.

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