Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw underlined his country’s enthusiasm for lifting the West-led sanctions against Tehran, and expressed the hope that Iranians’ visa problem would be solved soon.
Straw who is heading a British parliamentary delegation in a visit to Iran said on Wednesday that London wants economic sanctions against Iran lifted but the issue requires mutual talks and signing of some Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs).
This delegation would try to resolve visa issuance and reopen British embassy in Iran, he said.
Straw made the remarks in a meeting with Head of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Gholam Hossein Shafei.
In relevant remarks on Tuesday, Straw, who is now the Head of the Britain-Iran Parliamentary Friendship Group, stressed that his present visit to Iran is aimed at mending relations with the Islamic Republic.
“This is true that the two countries’ relations have had ups and downs in the past, but our efforts are now surely aimed at improving the relations within the framework of mutual interests,” Straw said in a meeting with Head of Iran-Britain Parliamentary Friendship Group Abbas Ali Arani in Tehran.
Straw reiterated that the Iranian and British parliaments play an important role in mending the two countries’ relations.