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Hammond: Syria talks a process that now has 'momentum'

Philip Hammond has said that it has been a "very worthwhile day" for the Syria peace talks that have been going on in Vienna.

The Foreign Secretary said that there had been agreements and disagreements about Syria's future, with the biggest difference in opinion being the future of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

This is a process now that has some momentum, that will go forward, and that in itself is extremely positive.

– Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary



What are the historic ties being rebuilt between UK and Iran?

The UK is beginning a process of re-engagement with Iran with the British embassy in Tehran reopened, business delegations starting to visit the country again, and Iran's parliament formally giving support to a recent nuclear deal.

But as Iran-UK relations improve the question is what is Britain's traditional enmity with Iran based on and is it all finally changing?

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