Iran may downgrade relations with Britain
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said his country is considering to sever relations with Britain in 12 working fields. "Iran has carried out a thorough study on its relations with Britain in different fields particularly over the past six months," Mottaki said in an address to the 19th International Conference on the Persian Gulf in Tehran on Monday.
"There are 10-12 working fields between Iran and the UK. We are currently reviewing each area," he added, according to Press TV. He stressed that Tehran would make a final decision about the issue.
Dozens of Iranian lawmakers have voiced their support for a bill which calls for severing diplomatic ties with Britain. Mohammad-Ali Abtahi, one of the authors of the bill, blamed British policies for the Tuesday bombing in northern Tehran, which claimed the life of an Iranian nuclear scientist.