The latest news and views about bilateral relations between Iran and the United Kingdom (UK)

World Condemns US for Designating IRGC as Terror Group

Condemnations have poured in from across the world after the United States announced its decision to designate Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization.

‘UK Extension of Diplomatic Protection to Zaghari Not Constructive’

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the British government's extension of diplomatic protection to an Iranian citizen is not a constructive and positive measure.

Iran Rejects UK’s Claim BBC Is Independent, Neutral

Iran says the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the UK government are heavily interdependent, rejecting the claim by the UK that the media outlet is an “independent” institution.

Iran Slams UK’s Listing of Hezbollah as Terror Group

Iran has strongly condemned the United Kingdom for listing Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement as a terrorist organization.

Iran Says Has Given No Commitments Regarding Yemen

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says Tehran has given no commitments, whatsoever, to any party or any country, including the UK, concerning Yemen.

UK Intervention Not to Accelerate Zaghari’s Release: Iran Envoy

The Iranian Ambassador to the UK says interventions by the British government in the case of an Iranian-British dual national prisoned in Iran for espionage will not do any good.

Iran Accuses Britain of Interfering in Its Internal Affairs

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has dismissed as meddlesome and unacceptable the recent remarks by the British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt against the Islamic Republic.

UK Has No Option But to Repay Iran’s Longstanding Debt

Iran’s top diplomat said the UK has no option but to settle a four-decade £450m debt to Iran, as Iran has sued the country for dragging its feet to repay the debt and it has achieved good results.

UK Calls for Cooperation with Iran on Polo

The United Kingdom is keen to work closely with Iran to further promote the sport of polo, says the country’s ambassador to Tehran.

‘Iran Has No Plan to Have Missiles Capable of Carrying Nuclear Warheads’

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has rejected the “groundless” concerns raised by certain Western countries about Iran’s missile program, saying the country has no plan to have missiles that are capable of carrying nuclear warheads.