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Iranian official says British Embassy in Tehran to reopen Sunday after nearly 4 years closed

  • An Iranian street sweeper cleans in front of the British Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. IIranian state-run media has reported the British Embassy in Tehran will reopen Sunday. The embassy has been closed for almost four years after hard-liners protesting the imposition of international sanctions over Iran’s contested nuclear program stormed it in November 2011. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    An Iranian street sweeper cleans in front of the British Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. IIranian state-run media has reported the British Embassy in Tehran will reopen Sunday. The embassy has been closed for almost four years after hard-liners protesting the imposition of international sanctions over Iran’s contested nuclear program stormed it in November 2011. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

  • The British Embassy plaque in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Iranian state-run media has reported the British Embassy in Tehran will reopen Sunday. The embassy has been closed for almost four years after hard-liners protesting the imposition of international sanctions over Iran’s contested nuclear program stormed it in November 2011. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    The British Embassy plaque in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Iranian state-run media has reported the British Embassy in Tehran will reopen Sunday. The embassy has been closed for almost four years after hard-liners protesting the imposition of international sanctions over Iran’s contested nuclear program stormed it in November 2011. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iranian pedestrians walk past the main gate of British Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Iranian state-run media has reported the British Embassy in Tehran will reopen Sunday. The embassy has been closed for almost four years after hard-liners protesting the imposition of international sanctions over Iran’s contested nuclear program stormed it in November 2011. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranian pedestrians walk past the main gate of British Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Iranian state-run media has reported the British Embassy in Tehran will reopen Sunday. The embassy has been closed for almost four years after hard-liners protesting the imposition of international sanctions over Iran’s contested nuclear program stormed it in November 2011. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

Iran's deputy foreign minister says Britain will reopen its embassy in Tehran on Sunday after it being closed for nearly four years.

Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi also told state television on Saturday that the Iranian Embassy in London also will reopen at the same time.

Takht-e-Ravanchi says British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will attend the reopening of the British Embassy in Tehran on Sunday. It will be the first visit by a British foreign secretary to Iran since 2003.

Takht-e-Ravanchi said the two embassies will operate at charge d'affaires level.

The British Embassy has been closed since hard-liners protesting the imposition of international sanctions stormed it in November 2011.

The recent nuclear deal between Iran and world powers helped accelerate a thaw in relations between Britain and Iran.