British Finance Minister says hoping to reopen Tehran embassy this year

 Britain is hoping to reopen its embassy in Tehran by the end of the year following a nuclear deal with Iran, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Wednesday.

AFP| Updated: Jul 15, 2015, 18:24 PM IST

London: Britain is hoping to reopen its embassy in Tehran by the end of the year following a nuclear deal with Iran, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Wednesday.

"I very much hope that we will be in a position to reopen our respective embassies before the end of this year," Hammond said, more than a year after plans to reopen the missions were announced by his predecessor, William Hague.