Head of the Iran-UK parliamentary friendship group says the British friendship delegation is heading to Tehran in the coming days.
Abbasali Mansouri maintained that the delegation will be headed by Jack Straw, Mehr News Agency reports.
He added "This afternoon we will discuss the quality of the visit with Iran’s resident Charge d’Affairs in the UK embassy.”
Mansouri further said "The visit was requested by the British parliamentary group and we welcomed it. If they visit Iran, we will also make a trip to the UK.”
Asked if the issue has been discussed with the Speaker or the Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Majlis he said "I do not think that there is any need for permission from the Majlis Speaker or the Committee Chairman. I will personally pursue the issue as the head of the Iran-UK parliamentary friendship group.”
In answer to the question whether Iran would agree to a hypothetic request by the British delegation, Mansouri said "No action that would raise side issues will be beneficial to any of the two sides. Such relations can affect the governmental as well as the private sectors.”