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Iran, Britain full-fledged ties resume with ambassadors’ appointment

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01:05 6 September 2016

TEHRAN, Sept. 5, Kyodo

Iran and Britain have appointed new ambassadors for the first time since diplomatic ties were broken off in 2011, marking the full-fledged resumption of ties, an Iranian high-rank official said Monday.

“From Iran, Hamid Baeidinejad has been appointed as new ambassador to London and with the handing of credentials to Britain’s foreign ministry, Iran has an ambassador in the U.K. from Monday,” the official told under anonymity.

Baeidinejad, 57, was Iran’s chief of experts and negotiator during nuclear talks with the West and had a key role in finalizing the technical topics in the landmark deal signed last year.

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