British FM reopens British embassy in Tehran

Four years after Iranian rioters burned and ransacked the British embassy in Iran, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrived in Tehran Sunday to reopen it, thus marking the thaw in Western relations since the signing of the nuclear deal with Iran last month. Iran reopened its embassy in London at the same time. Accompanying Hammond was a small group of business leaders, including representatives from Royal Dutch Shell, Energy and mining services company Amec Foster Wheeler and Scottish industrial engineering firm Weir Group. Britain joins Germany and France in the race of business ties with Iran in the wake of the lifting of sanctions.

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