February 5, 2016

FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN:

Visit by Iran's foreign minister shows 'warming' relations with UK (Saeed Kamali Dehghan, 5 February 2016, The Guardian)

A trip to London this week by the Iranian foreign minister, the first such visit in 12 years, has been hailed as a "symbol of warming relations" in spite of decades of mistrust and ongoing differences on regional issues and human rights. [...]

Six decades after MI6 engineered a coup against Iran's democratically elected prime minister to safeguard the UK's oil interests in Iran, still unacknowledged by the British establishment, Britain, or "England" as it is mostly referred to in Iran, has a special place in the psyche of Iranian hardliners, who still think of it as "little Satan" or "the old fox" - cunning and sly. 

Posted by at February 5, 2016 3:32 PM

  

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