British diplomat makes first visit to Iran in two years

December 3, 2013 20:54

Britain's chargé d'affaires has traveled to Tehran for the first visit of its kind in two years, British daily The Guardian reported Tuesday.

The diplomat said: "I had a good first visit back to Tehran today and want to thank the Iranian authorities, particularly my counterpart Mr Habibollahzadeh, for facilitating the trip. I held detailed and constructive discussions with the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs about taking forward our bilateral relationship on a step by step and reciprocal basis. I also visited our embassy compounds to assess the damage caused in 2011...I intend to visit Iran regularly to continue the step by step process of improving relations between our two countries."

The renewal of diplomacy comes two years after London severed ties with Iran following the 2011 storming of it's embassy in Tehran.

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