Britain names ambassador to Iran as relations improve

September 5, 2016 1:50 PM

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LONDON – Britain on Monday announced it had appointed an ambassador to Iran for the first time since 2011 as relations between the countries improve.

Officials named Nicholas Hopton ambassador, upgrading his diplomatic role. He had previously been serving in a lower position at the British Embassy in Tehran.

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