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Britain-Iran relationship caught up in mutual blame game

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No progress in cases of dual-nationals arrested but catalogue of British failings is also longThe summoning of the Iranian ambassador to the British Foreign Office on Wednesday over broken assurances about the destination of an Iranian oil tanker, and now the arrest of two British Australian nationals, marks yet another stage in the mutual blame game between Britain and Iran that leaves the relationship stuck deeper in a frustrating rut.From the British perspective, well articulated by the former Middle East minister Alistair Burt, those in the UK government who would have liked to build a new relationship with Iran in the wake of the 2015 Iran deal feel very badly let down by Tehran. Continue reading…

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Author : Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

Publish date : 2019-09-11 12:42:16

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