Prime Minister David Cameron told Iranian President Hassan Rohani on Thursday that the nuclear deal marked a fresh start in relations and that he was committed to re-opening the British embassy in Tehran.
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"The Prime Minister expressed his hope that this deal would mark a fresh start in bilateral relations between the UK and Iran," Cameron's spokesman said of the telephone call.
"The Prime Minister made clear that he remained committed to re-opening the British embassy in Tehran," the spokesman said.
The British embassy was closed after hundreds of Iranian demonstrators stormed the building in November 2011.
Also on Thursday, a joint press conference held by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond at the opening of their meeting in Jerusalem turned into a confrontation in front of the cameras regarding the nuclear deal.
While Netanyahu attacked the powers and asserted that they made a bad deal with Iran, Hammond countered that Britain is not naive regarding Iran but believes that the deal attained the most important goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.