Home Secretary Theresa May has been accused by the Foreign Office of blocking attempts to reopen the British embassy in Iran because of her refusal to back down on immigration.
May could undermine negotiations to rebuild political relations with Iran, a senior government source told the Times.
“The Home Office refuses to open a visa service while undocumented Iranians remain in Britain. It’s definitely holding things up,” a Foreign Office official told the Times. A government source revealed that there was “a lot of frustration” within the department over May’s interference.