Britain is willing to expand relationship with Iran: British envoy

Two years after reopening the British embassy in Tehran, ‘Nicolas Hopton,’ the British Ambassador to Tehran said that the British government is willing to expand relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran based on the historic nuclear deal.

The nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 'was an important step in allowing us to make this renewed engagement with Iran,' Hopton said in an interview with Irna.

He added, 'In that time we have been re-establishing the embassy here with all its activities and working increasingly closely with the Iranian government and business sector to develop the relations between the two countries.'

Citing 'progress' in bilateral relationship during the last 2 years, the British ambassador said, 'I am hopeful we will continue to see progress, right across the board and particularly in the business relations between our two countries.'

He also added, 'The British government congratulated President Rouhani on his re-election and sent a strong delegation led by the minister for Middle East and north Africa Alistair Burt to represent the UK at the ceremony.'

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