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Senior UK diplomat visits Iran

Political Director’s visit is next stage in gradual improvement of relations between UK and Iran.

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Commenting on the visit, a Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said:

The Foreign Office’s Political Director, Sir Simon Gass, is today visiting Iran for meetings with senior Iranian officials. Following a series of successful visits to Iran by the UK Charge d’Affaires, Mr Ajay Sharma, Sir Simon’s visit is the next stage in the step-by-step approach to improving relations between our two countries. During his visit, Sir Simon is holding discussions with his Iranian counterparts on a range of bilateral and international issues.

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Published 28 April 2014