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Iran-UK ties booming in 2004: Dalton
IRIB English News
Tehran, Nov 13 - British ambassador to Tehran Richard Dalton said here Wednesday the year 2004 would be the year of expansion of the ties between Tehran and London in all areas.
Speaking in a meeting with governor of Tehran ali Akbar Rahmani, Dalton voiced his country's readiness to boost ties with Iran in all spheres.
The ambassador thanked the Tehran governorate staff for their cooperation with the Iranian intelligence service in tracing and hunting down those behind the attacks on the Britain embassy in Tehran.
The envoy further referred to the visit to tehran by the foreign minsiters of three European countries and said the meeting between the EU foreign ministers and Iranian officials was a turning point in the Tehran-EU ties.
Dalton said in 2004, relations between Iran and the EU will witness an exceptionally upward trend.
The Tehran governor expressed regret over the shooting incident against the British embassy and said Tehran's governorate has done its utmost to guarantee the security around the British embassy.
He commented on the trade ties between Tehran and London and said unfortunatly the recent political tensions have had negative impacts on Iran-UK trade relations.
He underlined the need for measures to make up for the decrease in trade transactions between the two countries. http://www.iribnews.com/Full_en.asp?news_id=192332&n=15
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