Reopening of US, Iran embassies not on talks agenda: Afkham

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham

Iran’s Foreign Ministry says reopening of embassies in Tehran and Washington is not on the agenda of talks between Iran and the US.

The two countries’ talks are solely about the nuclear issue and the issue (reopening of embassies) is not on the agenda of the two countries’ talks,” said Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham.

She made the comments in reaction to a report published by an Arab media outlet, alleging that Iran and the US will discuss reopening embassies in the talks.

On November 4, 1979, a group of revolutionary Iranian university students took over the US Embassy, which they believed had turned into a “den of espionage” that aimed to overthrow the nascent Islamic Republic establishment. Documents found at the compound later corroborated the claims by the students.

Tehran and Washington broke their diplomatic ties in 1980.

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