Iran: Diplomatic Ties With U.S. “Illogical” Until America Has An “Attitude Change”…
Via Times of Israel:
Amid the fanfare of Britain reopening its embassy in Tehran after four years, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday it was too early for a similar advance in ties with the US because of the country’s “illogical attitude,” Reuters reported
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the British mission, Zarif said “the situation is different with the US,” and that “there needs to be a change in that kind of attitude and behavior on the part of the US.”
The US embassy in Tehran was sacked in 1979 starting a hostage crisis that lasted for 444 days and diplomatic ties between the two countries have been severed every since.
On Sunday, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond was on hand to reopen the UK embassy four years after a mob stormed the compound, forcing its closure.
The diplomatic thaw comes five weeks after Britain and five other world powers struck a deal with Iran to end a 13-year dispute over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.