Technical obstacles delays reopening UK embassy in Tehran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 21
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Reopening of the UK's embassy in Tehran as well as the Islamic Republic's embassy in London is a technical process, Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
He said completing the process needs some agreements, the Islamic Republic's Fars news agency reported Jan. 21.
Zairf also underlined that the two countries have decided to resume relations.
Iran is ready to reopen the UK embassy in Iran as well as other embassies, Zarif said, adding, "we expect the same from the other side."
Relations between Iran and Britain are currently in the non-resident chargé d'affaires phase and the UK Embassy in Tehran is still closed.
Relations between the two countries hit an all-time low in November 2011, when the two countries shut down their diplomatic missions around Britain 's key role in the imposition of a new set of Western sanctions against. Iran.
On November 27, 2011, Iranian lawmakers voted by a large majority to downgrade diplomatic ties with the United Kingdom
Iran recalled all its staff and closed its embassy in London, the same day Britain recalled its diplomatic mission in Tehran due to massive protests in front of the British embassy complex by thousands of Iranian students who demanded cutting ties with London .
Earlier Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said that reopening the British embassy in Tehran depends on a decision by Iranian Parliament.
Edited by CN
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