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November 11, 2013 6:34 pm

UK, Iran Re-Establish Diplomatic Ties

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British Prime Minister David Cameron with President Obama at the White House. Photo: White House. Despite the breakdown in talks between Western powers and Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, the United Kingdom and Iran have re-established diplomatic ties, ending two years of severed relations.

The British Foreign Office said that Ajay Sharma, who heads the ministry’s Iran department, would take up a position as non-resident charge d’affaires with Iran. But the U.K. will not reopen its embassy in Tehran at this time. For now, Sharma will instead travel to Iran on a monthly basis,Reuters reported.

The U.K. severed ties with Iran in 2011 after Iranian protestors upset over British sanctions stormed its embassy in Tehran. According to Iran’s Fars News Agency, both sides agreed to reestablish ties at the sidelines of the United Nation’s General Assembly gathering in September.

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  • Tessie M

    So nice to see the two boys getting along so well when Obama’s first order of business even before he got to the Oval Office was to remove the pro Israeli, great British leader Winston Churchill’s bust.

    • 1pepe_le_pew3

      As an apparent admirer of winston churchill, maybe you can explain, why the Israeli gangs STERN GANG, HAGANAH and IRGUN of the late 1940s where fighting the british palestine administration and british police and army units

      Although they were called Israeli Freedom fighters or paramilitary groups, in reality by today’s standards,
      these gangs would be called terrorists and you must realize that a lot of Israels political leadership
      present and past, hide some dark secrets as leaders or members of these terrorist groups.

      Lehi and Irgun were jointly responsible for the
      massacre in Deir Yassin April 1948 around 107 villagers were murdered

      These deaths became a pivotal event in the Arab-Israeli conflict for their demographic and military consequences

      to sum it up I would say one country’s freedom fighters is another country’s terrorist gang.

  • judorebbe

    Churchill is rolling over in his grave, while Chamberlain is laughing in his.