News ID: 256489
Published: 0305 GMT July 28, 2019

Rouhani congratulates Johnson on his appointment as British PM

Rouhani congratulates Johnson on his appointment as British PM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday congratulated Boris Johnson on his appointment as the British prime minister, hoping that his "familiarity" with the Islamic Republic will help improve relations between the two countries.

"I hope that your familiarity with the issues of bilateral relations and your presence once in Tehran will be a considerable help to get rid of existing obstacles in the growth and expansion of mutual ties," Rouhani said in the statement released by Iranian President’s official website on Sunday.

The message came amid heightened tensions between Tehran and London over Britain’s capture of an oil tanker which was carrying Iran’s oil near Gibraltar two weeks ago and Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19.

 

 

 

   
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