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Iran-UK Relations

Source: UK mulling restoration of trade ties with Iran

A spokesperson for the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has revealed that the UK is weighing mechanisms to facilitate restoration of trade ties with Iran.

Iran slams forced deportation of asylum seekers from UK to Rwanda

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has reacted to forced deportation of asylum seekers, including a few Iranians, from Britain to Rwanda. Saeed Khatibzadeh said that the act is a historical shame for London.

UK hoping for final deal in Vienna, looking to enhance economic ties with Iran

A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office says the UK hopes a final deal will be reached with Iran in Vienna, enabling better economic ties between London and Tehran.

Khatibzadeh: British debt settlement money fully in Iran’s possession

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the sum of money received from Britain to settle a historic debt is in Tehran's possession and that the Islamic Republic will decide how to spend it.

Amir Abdollahian: Final deal in Vienna closer than any time

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says Iran and the P 4+1 are close to the final point of a deal in the Vienna talks more than any time before, adding Iran is ready for such an agreement if all its red lines are respected.

Iranian FM says two British citizens released on humanitarian grounds

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has denied claims that the country released two British-Iranian citizens in exchange for London paying back its decades-long debt to the Islamic republic.

Iran judiciary confirms release of Nazanin Zagheri and Anoushe Ansari

The spokesman for Iran’s judiciary has confirmed earlier reports of the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anousheh Ashouri, two British Iranian citizens from prison.

‘Two detained dual citizens including Zaghari-Ratcliffe on way to airport to leave Iran’

Two detained dual British-Iranian citizens Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anousheh Ashouri are heading to a Tehran airport to leave Iran, their lawyer told Reuters.

UK says looking at ways to pay Iran debt

Britain is looking at ways to pay a historic 400 million pound ($522 million) debt to Iran, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Wednesday. The top UK diplomat added that she would not say if it had been settled already.

MP says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has UK passport returned

The British-Iranian national being held in Tehran, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has had her British passport returned, her MP in the UK Tulip Siddiq says. Officials in Tehran have yet to confirm the report.

Shamkhani talks to British national security advisor over Vienna talks

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has said he held talks with his British counterpart Sir Stephen Lovegrove over the phone on Sunday afternoon.

Iranian FM call on Vienna talks parties to show seriousness, responsibility

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has stressed the need for the other parties to the Vienna talks to show seriousness and responsibility given that the negotiations have reached a critical stage.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman slams British foreign secretary’s anti-Iran comments

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has hit back at Britain after the country ‘s foreign secretary said Iran will be responsible for a possible impasse in the Vienna talks and in that event, all options will be on the table.

Iran: Missiles have nothing to do with UNSC resolution 2231

Iran has denounced the British Foreign Ministry for its meddling stance on the Islamic Republic's defense capabilities, saying Iranian missiles have nothing to do with UN Security Council 2231.

Iran says UK discussing how to repay £400m debt

UK government officials were in Tehran last week discussing legal ways to pay Britain’s historical £400m debt to Iran, the Iranian ambassador to London has said.

Britain blacklists Iranian reporter

Britain has blacklisted an Iranian reporter with the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, IRIB, for his alleged role in what London calls “extracting forced confessions” from political prisoners

UK says wants to pay £400 million ‘we owe Iran’

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says the £400 million that Britain owes Iran is a “legitimate debt” that London wants to pay.

Hamas to take legal action against UK for declaring it “terror group”

The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas announced Sunday that it will take legal action against the United Kingdom, which recently listed it as a “terrorist organization”.

Iran’s deputy FM: Talks with British officials serious, positive

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri has described his talks with British officials over bilateral ties and issues of mutual interest as serious, comprehensive and positive.

Iran’s deputy FM meets British counterpart in London

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri has held talks with Minister for Middle East and North Africa at the British Foreign Office James Cleverly in London over bilateral ties and issues of mutual interest.

Khatibzadeh: Nukes have no place in Iran’s defense doctrine

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has reacted to a statement issued by the leaders of France, Germany, Britain and the United States on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

Study: Metropolitan Police worst at solving violent crimes

The UK’s largest police force has ranked the worst in England and Wales for solving sexual and violent crimes, according to a new report.

15 million Britons facing higher energy bills

Some 15 millions of customers in Britain are facing higher bills for gas and electricity since Friday as the energy price cap has increased.

Iran’s President: Tehran won’t give in to bullying

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi says the Islamic Republic will not give into to bullying.

Iran FM calls for measurable actions by JCPOA parties

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has told Britain's new Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss that Iran has heard many words and promises in the 2015 nuclear deal, but has not seen any action.

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