Labour PRAISES Truss as they take furious swipe at Boris -'Better than her bungling boss!'

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Labour, SNP and Liberal Democrat MPs all praised the Foreign Secretary for finally brining the British-Iranian national home six years after being accused of attempting to topple the Tehran government, as well as securing the release of two others.

Labour’s David Lammy thanked Ms Truss “for her role in securing justice”.

Taking a swipe at Boris Johnson, who was accused of prolonging Mrs Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s detention when he was Foreign Secretary, he added: “She’s shown more skills in diplomacy than her bungling boss who appeared to do more damage than help when he held her current post.”

He added: “There are serious lessons that need to be learnt from this appalling episode.

“We need stronger international measures to combat the use of arbitary detention as a political tool.

“We need to end hostage diplomacy, and we need a review of these cases. We need to understand what could have been done by the British Government to secure these releases sooner.”

In 2017, Mr Johnson wrongly claimed that Iran had imprisoned Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe “simply teaching people journalism”.

In fact, the charity worker for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was on holiday to show her two-year-old daughter, Gabriella, to her grandparents.

Iran exploited the mistake to extend Mrs Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s prison sentence.

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