Quotes of the day 14 January 2023 - the PM on the Judicial murder of Alireza Akbari
To be clear, the words "Judicial Murder" are mine, not the Prime Minister's, but he didn't pull his punches either:
"I am appalled by the execution of British-Iranian citizen Alireza Akbari in Iran.
This was a callous and cowardly act, carried out by a barbaric regime with no respect for the human rights of their own people. My thoughts are with Alireza’s friends and family."
(Rishi Sunak on Twitter, 7.28am Jan 14th 2003)
Postscript 15th Jan 2023
This is what the Foreign secretary added later:
"We’re holding the regime to account. The UK has today:
- Sanctioned the Iranian Prosecutor General
- Summoned the Charge d’Affaires
- Temporarily recalled the UK Ambassador for consultation.
Our response to Iran is not limited to today. We are reviewing further action."
(James Cleverley on Twitter)