Tehran eyes good diplomatic ties with London in near future

Politics Materials 30 October 2017 15:52 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Oct. 30

By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:

The Islamic Republic of Iran has announced there will be some increase in the number of diplomatic exchanges with the United Kingdom in the near future.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi made the announcement in a press conference October 30, Trend correspondent reported.

The announcement comes about two years after Iran and the UK reopened their embassies, which itself followed four years of diplomatic shutdown.

The Iranian Embassy in London and the British Embassy in Tehran were opened in August 2015. Mutual diplomatic ties had been cut off in November 2011 after hundreds of protesters surged onto two compounds of the British Embassy and caused some damage to property.

The protesters’ raid of the embassy was allegedly caused by fury over anti-Iran sanctions. The reopening of the embassies came about a month after Iran and world powers reached a deal to end the sanctions in exchange for curbing Tehran’s nuclear program.

“Over the coming months we will have some good exchanges between Tehran and London. The talks are being well organized between the two capital cities and will be carried out accordingly,” Qassemi said.