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British MPs meet Zarif in Iran to boost diplomatic ties
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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Presidency Office, Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam)
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ANKARA: A British parliamentary delegation led by former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw met Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Tuesday at the start of the first such visit in years, Iranian state television reported.

Long-strained ties between the two countries have warmed since the relatively moderate Hassan Rouhani was elected Iran’s president in June.

In December, a new nonresident charge d’affaires made Britain’s first diplomatic visit to Iran since London downgraded ties after hard-liners stormed its embassy in 2011. The two countries’ respective embassies remain closed, however.

Iranian media said the delegation would also meet parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani and the head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi.

Rouhani’s election has signaled detente on the thorny issue of Iran’s sensitive nuclear program.

The other members of the British delegation are former Finance Minister Norman Lamont, Conservative member of Parliament Ben Wallace and Labour lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn.

 
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A British parliamentary delegation led by former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw met Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Tuesday at the start of the first such visit in years, Iranian state television reported.

Iranian media said the delegation would also meet parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani and the head of the Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi.
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