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British embassy in Iran to reopen after four years

  • British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will formally reopen the country's embassy in Iranian capital Tehran on Sunday, nearly four years after it was shut down due to a mob attack, a media report said. The Iranian embassy in London will also be reopened at the same time.

    Hammond’s Tehran trip, the first by a British foreign secretary in nearly 12 years, follows visits from the French and Italian foreign ministers, Germany’s vice chancellor, and the European Union’s foreign policy chief. (Source: IANS)