Iranian-UK relations gradually improve

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Baku, Azerbaijan, June 25

By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:

The relations between Iran and Great Britain are gradually improving after the agreements reached between the two countries in 2013, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afham said commenting on the re-opening of the two countries' embassies.

Touching upon the damage to the British embassy, Afham pointed out that there are still many issues to be analyzed and the related negotiations haven't started yet.

The relations between Iran and Britain remained tense for a long time due to disagreements on Iran's nuclear program. The relations were even more complicated by Iran's allegations of involvement of the UK security services in organizing terrorist acts in Tehran on November 29, 2010 that killed a nuclear physicist Majid Shahriari.

The Iranian parliament approved a draft law envisaging a complete break of diplomatic relations with Britain in December 2010.

In October 2013, The UK and Iran agreed on the appointment of charges d'affaires to restore the diplomatic relations which broke off after the British embassy in Tehran was attacked in 2011.

However, the change of power in Iran, and the work on an agreement on Iran's nuclear program has had a positive impact on current relations between the two countries.

Edited by CN

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