Iran, Britain to reopen embassies in 8 days: Afkham

Tehran, Oct 22, IRNA – Iran and Britain will reopen their embassies in London and Tehran by their non-resident charge d’affaires within the next eight days, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said Tuesday.

“Iranian and British charge d’affaires are to be appointed in eight days but will not be residing in Tehran and London permanently. They will rather carry out their tasks by making regular visits to the two capitals,” she added.

Speaking to reporters at her weekly press conference, she said the Iranian and British embassies would officially reopen after the two non-resident charge d’affaires began their terms.

“This would be considered as the start of Tehran-London diplomatic relations,” Afkham stressed.

She further said that Iran is to hold a meeting with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) prior to its next round of talks with the Group 5+1 in Genva, Switzerland, slated for November 6-7.

Commenting on a report about opening of an office in Tehran by the European Union, she said the EU and the European Parliament have repeatedly voiced their willingness to open an office in Iran since the country is regarded as a major regional state which can influence regional and international developments.

“If Tehran receives an official request to that end, it will consider the issue and then announce its final decision.”



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