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Omani Embassy in London to host Iran’s interests section in Britain
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c_330_235_16777215_0_http___www.tehrantimes.com_images_stories_famous_02_sk1.jpgTEHRAN – The Omani Embassy in London will host Iran’s interests section in Britain and the Swedish Embassy in Tehran will host Britain’s interests section in Iran, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi announced on Wednesday. 
“The Foreign Ministry will take measures so that our countrymen would be able to use consular services. We should see how the situation will develop in the future,” Salehi told reporters while flying back from Astana to Tehran. 
The two countries’ embassies were closed after the incident that occurred at the British Embassy in Tehran in November 2011. 
On November 29, 2011, after a demonstration held to protest against the British government’s hostile policies toward Iran in front of the British Embassy in Tehran, a number of students entered the British Embassy compound and pulled down the Union Jack. 
The demonstration was held to protest against the fact that Britain ordered all British financial institutions to stop doing business with Iranian financial institutions, including the Central Bank of Iran, on November 21.
On November 23, the Iranian parliament overwhelmingly approved a proposal calling for a reduction in the level of diplomatic and trade ties with Britain to a minimum level in response to the decision by the British government, and the ratification was endorsed by the Guardian Council on November 28.

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