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Britain, Iran Resume Relations

Associated Press

Britain and Iran resumed full diplomatic relations today, more than a year after they were frozen, the Foreign Office said.

The announcement followed talks in Vienna between Sir David Myers, Britain’s assistant under secretary of state for Middle Eastern affairs, and Mahmoud Vaezi, the director general of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Diplomatic relations were curtailed in June, 1987, after an Iranian diplomat was arrested on shoplifting charges in Britain and militants kidnaped and beat up a British diplomat in Tehran.


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