“I reiterated the UK’s commitment to supporting the Palestinian people and the two-state solution, the urgent need for renewed peace negotiations, and the UK’s clear and longstanding position on the status of Jerusalem… It should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Jerusalem should ultimately be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states.” – Boris Johnson, Reuters, 8 January 2018.
“Ridiculous outcry over Toby Young. He will bring independence, rigour and caustic wit. Ideal man for job [as a member of the new universities watchdog ].” – Boris Johnson, Mirror, 3 January 2018.
“The UK is watching events in Iran closely. … We believe that there should be meaningful debate about the legitimate and important issues the protesters are raising and we look to the Iranian authorities to permit this.” – Boris Johnson, News 24, 2 January 2018.
“The old jam jars are being smashed. The cash will be more sensibly distributed with a view to supporting British foreign policy. You are going to see a lot of progress there on official development assistance funding, supporting diplomatic activity in Africa, which is entirely sensible.” – Boris Johnson, Express, 31 December 2017.
“Our relations with Russia cannot be ‘business as usual’ whilst Russia continues to attempt to destabilize European states, including Ukraine.” – Boris Johnson, Deutsche Welle, 26 December 2017.
“We share the same objectives, which is to make sure that there is peace and stability in the Korean peninsula, indeed that it is a de-nuclearized Korea. We do, neither of us want to see North Korea armed with ICBMs [intercontinental ballistic missiles].” – Boris Johnson, Sputnik News, 25 December 2017.
“I’m delighted to say that there are increasing exports of British kettle crisps to Russia and, in spite of all the difficulties, I believe 300 Bentleys were sold this year in Russia.” – Boris Johnson, The Peninsula Qatar, 23 December 2017.
“… must not let ourselves be defined by these problems, … We can find possibilities of cooperation on issues where I think we have substantial interests in common.” – Boris Johnson, The Peninsula Qatar, 23 December 2017.
“Sergei, it’s your reputation I’m worried about [to Sergei Lavrov].” – Boris Johnson, The Peninsula Qatar, 23 December 2017.