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Foreign Office launches new online presence for Iranians


By John Glenday | Reporter

March 14, 2012 | 1 min read

The Foreign Office has today published a website and social media outlet to provide a platform from which to initiate dialogue between the Iranian people and the British government.

“UK for Iranians” gives Iranians an insight into life in Britain alongside an explanation of its foreign policy as a counterweight to the propaganda published by the clerical regime which currently holds sway.

Incorporating Google+, Twitter and Facebook accounts the site aims to channel the power of social media to initiate a free conversation.

Speaking at the launch Foreign Secretary William Hague acknowledged that “relations are clearly difficult between our governments”, but added “we want to be as open as we can to the people of Iran.

“I hope that the year 1391 (in the Arabic calendar) will be a year, whatever strong disagreement between our governments, in which the history and culture and nature of our peoples can still be celebrated and the contact between them can be strengthened and enjoyed.”


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