Iran and UK

Robert Macaire leaves Tehran

The UK's ambassador to Iran, Robert Macaire, is returning to London for talks following his arrest by the Tehran authorities. However, the Foreign Office has said Macaire's visit "has been planned for …

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UK summons Iranian ambassador

Britain has summoned the Iranian ambassador to the country to convey its strong objections to the brief arrest of London’s envoy to Tehran, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. "This was an unacceptable …

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British experts in Iran to upgrade Arak reactor

A team of British experts arrived in Iran today to begin work to upgrade the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor, Iranian ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad said. "A team of British nuclear experts led by UK …

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Zarif: detention of Grace1 tanker was unlawful

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the detention of Iran's Grace 1 tanker by Gibraltar was illegal, despite the fact that it was released. "Nothing changes the fact: detention was 100% …

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Gibraltar frees crewmembers of Iranian tanker

Gibraltar’s authorities have released from custody the captain and three crewmembers of the Iranian Grace 1 tanker, which was detained by Gibraltar on July 4, the Gibraltar Chronicle newspaper reported, citing Gibraltar’s …

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British warship deployed to the Gulf - media

  A Royal Navy warship has set sail to join a US-led taskforce to protect merchant ships from Iranian forces in the Gulf. Type-23 frigate HMS Kent left Portsmouth Naval Base to take over duties in the Strait of …

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London sends letter to UN about its tanker seized by Iran

The UK Permanent Mission to the United Nations has submitted a letter to the UN Secretary-General and Security Council President with a "factual update" on the incident with the UK-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero seized by Iran in the …

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Iran-UK row breaks out in Strait of Hormuz

Five armed Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats attempted to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf at night, according to the media reports. CNN cited two U.S. officials as saying that the British Heritage …

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Johnson: Iran nuclear deal makes world safer

British foreign minister Boris Johnson will attend talks in Brussels focused on the Iran nuclear deal amid concerns about US president Donald Trump’s opposition to the agreement.  The …

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