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Britain resumes issuing visa in Tehran

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The UK Consular Section in Tehran resumed its regular activities on Wednesday, Iranian media reported.

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said in a twitter message he posted on Tuesday that according to the promise made six months ago, the Consular Section of UK Embassy in Tehran restarted work.

In an announcement on the British administration’s website, it is said, “You can apply for a UK visa in Iran, at the UK Visas and Immigration Visa Application Center (VAC) in Tehran.”

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hussein Jaberi Ansari also announced that the British embassy’s consular section will resume work on Wednesday.

‘As per announcement by the British Government and in line with implementation of the previous agreements reached between the two countries, the consular section of the British embassy will resume its work on February 24,’ Jaberi Ansari told IRNA’s correspondent.

Earlier this month, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his British counterpart Hammond held a meeting in London, during which the two sides declared the visa sections of the two countries’ embassies would be reopened later in the month.

On August 23, the British foreign secretary reopened Britain’s Embassy in Iran after four years of strained relations between Tehran and London.

Hammond visited Tehran last August at the head of a high-ranking delegation to meet the Iranian officials and reopen the British Embassy.

Upon arrival, he directly went to the embassy and announced resumption of the mission’s operation in an official ceremony.

On November 27, 2011, a majority of Iranian lawmakers voted to downgrade diplomatic ties with Britain, following Britain’s decision to impose sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran.

On November 30, 2011, Britain withdrew its diplomatic staff from Iran and asked Iran’s diplomatic delegation in London to leave within 48 hours after a group of students stormed the British Embassy in Tehran to protest the UK’s anti-Iran move.

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2 Comments

  1. Amir

    February 25, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    I am (was) like a wounded soldier that was monopolized by so many Britain that my donkey was worthier more than me from the eye of an Englishman not too long ago. I worked hard to take the control of my shattered personalities. They put me, with the help of their bodies, into worse modern sanctions created by mankind, now they open their doors to the public that not too long ago considered me as enemy. I am not against mutual relationships, but I am concern about some “maybe “evil ideas of their adversaries. Well, just they have to be reminded that we are not the same Iranians they thought of in the past.

  2. Amir

    February 25, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    I am (was) like a wounded soldier that was monopolized by so many Britain that my donkey was worthier more than me from the eye of an Englishman not too long ago. I worked hard to take the control of my shattered personalities. They put me, with the help of their buddies, into worse modern sanctions created by mankind, now they open their doors to the public that not too long ago considered to them as enemy. I am not against mutual relationship, but I am concern about some “maybe “evil ideas of their adversaries. Well, just they have to be reminded that we are not the same Iranians they thought of in the past.

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