Tehran, Dec 31 (IANS) The reopening of the embassies of Iran and the US is not on the agenda of talks between the two countries as part of the Tehran’s negotiations with six world powers over its nuclear programme, a media report said Wednesday.
“The bilateral talks are solely about the nuclear issue and the issue (reopening of embassies) is not on the agenda of the two countries’ talks,” Press TV quoted foreign ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham as saying Tuesday.
She made the comments in reaction to a report published by an Arab media outlet, which stated that Iran and the US would discuss reopening embassies in each other’s country.
On Nov 4, 1979, a group of Iranian university students took over the US embassy, which they believed had turned into a “den of espionage” that aimed to overthrow the nascent Islamic Republic establishment.
Documents found at the compound later corroborated the students’ claims.
Tehran and Washington snapped their diplomatic ties in 1980.