UK special envoy confers with Iranian officials on mutual, regional and global issues

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United Kingdom head of the Foreign Office political unit Simon Gass on Monday held talks with the Iranian Foreign Ministry officials on issues of mutual interests, the regional and global developments, IRNA reported.

He conferred with deputy foreign ministers Abbas Araqchi, Majid Takht-e Ravanchi and Hossein Amir-Abdollahian separately on ways to develop mutual relations, Iranˈs peaceful nuclear program and current developments in the Middle East region.

He discussed various issues such as Iranˈs nuclear negotiations with the G5+1 and underlined the UK responsibility in this respect.

In his meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister for the Arab-African affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the two sides reviewed latest developments in the Middle East region.

Meanwhile, in a meeting with deputy foreign minister for Euro-American Affairs Majid Takht-e Ravanchi, they studied Iran-UK ties and status of the British Embassy in Tehran, to render consular services to the Iranian expatriates in the UK as well as easing red-tapes and gradual improvement of relations.

The Iranian official expressed displeasure with the UK Foreign Office report on the status of human rights in Iran.

Takht-e Ravanchi criticized the UK treasury department for updating list of sanctions against some of Iranian officials and underlined that such measures run counter to good faith and improvement of relations.

The British envoy briefed the Iranian officials on the steps needed to take for reopening the UK Embassy in Tehran.

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