Britain restores diplomatic ties with Iran

Without waiting for Iranian concessions on is nuclear program – or even negotiations – the UK has appointed a charge d’affaires for Tehran. Foreign Secretary William Hague announcing this Tuesday said Iran would send a charge d’affaires to London in return. This, he said would help towards “eventual reopening of both our embassies.” He also said that the Iranian president must follow up his “positive words” with “concrete actions.” Britain shut down its embassy in Tehran in Nov. 2011 after it was attacked by extremists.

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