UK gov’t backs firms willing to work in Iran: Envoy

SHANA – The British Ambassador to Iran voiced his country’s support for British companies willing and capable of working in and trading with Iran.

Speaking to reporters following signature of a heads of agreement between the National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) and a consortium of international companies, known as Pergas, for development of Iran’s Karanj Oilfield, Robert Macaire said on Wednesday: “We are strongly committed to the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and are seeking solutions to guarantee the agreement’s benefits for Iran.”

He said there were differences between the British government and its European allies with the US.

Macaire further added that Iran’s market enjoyed massive potentialities and private British firms had devised plans for investing in Iran.