Protestors at Britain's embassy in Iran, in 2011
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Philip Hammond in Tehran for British embassy reopening

The British embassy in Tehran is to reopen later, four years after it closed.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will be in Tehran with a delegation of business leaders for a ceremony to mark the reopening. Iran is simultaneously reopening its embassy in London.

Mr Hammond will be the first UK foreign secretary to visit Iran since 2003.

Jeremy Bowen reports.

  • 23 Aug 2015
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