In thaw of Iran ties, Britain's Hammond to reopen ransacked embassy in Tehran

August 23, 2015 2:48 AM

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In thaw of Iran ties, Britain's Hammond to reopen ransacked embassy in Tehran

KUWAIT In a signal of the most striking thaw in the Western ties with Iran for over a decade, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will reopen the British embassy in Tehran nearly four years since protesters ransacked the elegant ambassadorial residence and burned the Union Jack.

The nuclear deal that the Islamic Republic struck with six major world powers last month has prompted a flurry of European visits - including from German and French ministers - aimed at positioning for the end of Iran's long economic isolation.

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