Iran, UK charge d'affairs hold phone talks
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 19
By Temkin Jafarov, Saeed Isayev - Trend: Iranian charge d'affairs in the UK, Mohammad-Hassan Habibollahzadeh and UK's charge d'affairs in Iran, Ajay Sharma held phone talks, ISNA reported on Nov. 19.
During the talks, which were held on Nov. 18, the sides agreed that in order to continue cooperation, the countries should exchange delegations.
Both countries are carrying out the activities in a move to normalize diplomatic relations.
In October it was reported that the UK and Iran agreed on the appointment of a charges d'affaires to restore diplomatic relations which were broken off after intruders attacked the British Embassy in Tehran in 2011.
The relationship had long been tense because of disagreements over Iran's nuclear programme. Relations were even more complicated by Iran's allegations of involvement of the UK security services in organising terrorist acts in Tehran on November 29, 2010 that killed nuclear physicist Majid Shahriari.
In December 2010, the Iranian parliament approved a bill providing for a complete break of diplomatic relations with Britain.