Iran, UK resume postal services

Business Materials 20 May 2019 10:30 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, May 20


After one month of interruption, Iran and UK have resumed their postal exchange.

A reliable official in London has announced recently that British Royal Mail postal service will resume its work soon, Trend reports citing IRNA.

" I have personally witnessed the entrance of postal parcels from UK to Iran at International Imam Khomeini Airport today. The parcels will be delivered to receivers as soon as possible and everything will resume in the normal state soon," Mohammad Mehdi Bahrami, Director General of international postal affairs at Iran Post Company has tweeted on his account.

The British Royal Mail halted its postal transactions with Iran on April 9,2019, due to the sanctions; while a reliable source indicated that the Royal Mail would resume its activities soon.

Iranian envoy in the United Kingdom, Hamid Baedinejad has recently noted, "If the problems of sending postal items to Iran remain unresolved, the embassy in London will conduct measures for free delivery of letters to Iran by Iranian post Company."

Royal Mail has stated that the US sanctions against Iran was the reason for their action. It is said on its website that there are specific restrictions on sending certain types of goods to countries subject to sanctions .

The British government has assigned Royal Mail share to private sector in 2015 and it is not responsible for the company's decisions.