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Aug 24, 2015

UK says Iran sanctions could be lifted next spring

TEHRAN (Reuters) – International sanctions on Iran could start to be lifted as early as spring next year, Britain’s foreign minister said on Monday, as Tehran and the West rebuild their ties and potentially open up billions of dollars of trade deals.

Six world powers agreed in July to lift sanctions in return for Iran accepting long-term curbs on a nuclear program that the West suspected was aimed at creating a nuclear bomb. Tehran has always denied seeking nuclear arms.

Aug 24, 2015

Britain says Iran sanctions could be lifted next spring

TEHRAN (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Monday he expected sanctions on Iran could start to be lifted as early as Spring next year.

Speaking to Reuters on a visit to Tehran to reopen Britain’s embassy in the Iranian capital, Hammond said he expected Iran and the United States could endorse the nuclear deal they reached last month by October.

Aug 24, 2015

Shell eyes Iran, to pay debt when sanctions end

TEHRAN, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell will
repay a $2 billion debt to the National Iranian Oil Company
(NIOC) when sanctions on Iran are lifted and will consider
investing in the country’s vast energy sector, Shell’s boss for
new business said.

Much would depend on the terms offered by the Islamic
Republic once sanctions were lifted, said Edward Daniels,
Shell’s executive vice-president for commercial and new
business development. He was speaking to Reuters while on a
British government visit to reopen the country’s embassy in
Tehran.

Aug 23, 2015

Britain reopens embassy in Iran ransacked in 2011

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Britain reopened its embassy in Tehran on Sunday, a striking signal of how Western ties with Iran have thawed since protesters stormed the compound nearly four years ago.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond watched the British flag being raised in the garden of the opulent 19th century building while the national anthem played. In 2011, the attackers burned the Union Jack and ransacked the ambassador’s residence.

Aug 23, 2015

‘Old Fox’ Britain keeps souvenirs of storming in Tehran embassy

TEHRAN (Reuters) – “Death to England” is scrawled in oddly tidy Farsi above a photograph of Queen Elizabeth on the wall of the 19th Century embassy in Tehran, testimony to the perception here that Britain is a perfidious intriguer in Iranian affairs.

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond reopened the embassy in Tehran on Sunday, nearly four years since it was ransacked by protesters who left graffiti across the walls of a building which many in Iran believe is a lair of spies working for the “Old Fox”, as Britain is sometimes known.

Aug 23, 2015

In thaw of Iran ties, Britain reopens ransacked embassy in Tehran

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Britain reopened its embassy in Tehran on Sunday nearly four years after protesters ransacked the ambassador’s residence and burned the Union Jack.

In a signal of the most striking thaw in Western ties with Iran for over a decade, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond watched the British flag being raised in the garden of the opulent 19th century building while the national anthem played.

Aug 23, 2015

In thaw of Iran ties, Britain reopens ransacked embassy in Tehran

TEHRAN, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Britain reopened its embassy in
Tehran on Sunday nearly four years after protesters ransacked
the ambassador’s residence and burned the Union Jack.

In a signal of the most striking thaw in Western ties with
Iran for over a decade, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond watched
the British flag being raised in the garden of the opulent 19th
century building while the national anthem played.

Aug 23, 2015

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

KUWAIT (Reuters) – 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.

Aug 22, 2015

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

KUWAIT, Aug 23 (Reuters) – 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.

Aug 20, 2015

Britain to reopen embassy in Tehran this weekend

LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Britain will reopen its embassy
in Iran this weekend nearly four years after protesters
ransacked the elegant ambassadorial residence and burned the
British flag.

The move marks a thawing of ties with Iran since it reached
a nuclear deal with the United States, China, Russia, Germany,
France and Britain.