Former foreign secretary Jack Straw said Friday that Britain and the United States had been a "malign force" in Iran in the past, after a relationship-building visit to Tehran.
In an interview with BBC radio, Straw said his group had been well received by the government of President Hassan Rouhani and reported "considerable optimism there" about a rapprochement with the West.
"There is a very, very long history to this, to poor relations between Iran on the one hand and US and UK on the other," Straw said. ...
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