- Foreign & Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon William Hague
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- Iran's nuclear programme, Peace and stability in the Middle East and North Africa, and Iran
- 31 July 2013
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Foreign Secretary says UK open to better relations with Iran on a step-by-step and reciprocal basis.
The Foreign Secretary William Hague called the Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi today to discuss UK-Iran relations and international issues following the Iranian Presidential Elections.
The Foreign Secretary reiterated the need for urgent progress to resolve the international community’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear programme. He made clear that the UK was open to improvements in the bilateral relationship with Iran, on a step-by-step and reciprocal basis.
The Foreign Secretary said he was willing to meet the Iranian Foreign Minister during the UN General Assembly in New York in September. The Foreign Secretary also raised the UK’s concerns about the case of Mr Abbas Yazdi, a dual British-Iranian national who reportedly went missing in Dubai in June.
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Published: 31 July 2013