Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki Wednesday said that despite the troubles between the two countries, the relations of Iran and Britain are "normal," the semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Mottaki accepted some political debates and disagreements between Iran and Britain, but in the meantime he underlined that relations between the two countries are not seriously troubled, the report said.
"We have disagreements with Britain in our discussions and viewpoints over different issues, but we have normal relations and there are no specific problems regarding the ties," Mottaki told reporters following a cabinet meeting in Tehran Wednesday.
On Monday, during the UN Security Council meeting to study the latest developments in the Middle East, British Foreign Minister David Miliband accused Iran of "interfering in Palestinian affairs and taking advantage of their pain and suffering."
Mottaki's comments on the relations between the two countries came two days after his British counterpart's remarks in the UN meeting.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has also warned that Iran faces a "clear choice" over its nuclear program and has encouraged Tehran "to let the world help it get civil nuclear power," otherwise "it will face further and tougher sanctions."
In early May, Iran labeled the British stance as an "Iranophobia project" which means to put pressure on Iran to abandon its "inalienable rights."
Washington and its allies, including Israel, Britain and certain Arab states, have concerned over Iran's involvement in infuriating anti-Western sentiment in the region and developing nuclear weapons secretly.