Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Sunday that reopening the British embassy in Tehran ultimately depends on a decision by Majlis (Iranian Parliament), IRNA reported.
Speaking in a program aired on Iranian national radio, Araqchi said there are a number of problems on the way of Iran-UK relations which will be gradually removed.
"Our normalization of relations, first, began with appointment of non-resident charge d'affaires and then we reached a stage that charge d'affaires became resident," Araqchi said.
"In the next step, we will start providing consular and visa services."
However, Araqchi made it clear that upgrading the level of relations from charge d'affaires to ambassador depends on the decision of the Iranian lawmakers.