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Iran Planning to Open Embassy in Burma

21 January 2013

Iran is making preparations for the opening of a new embassy in Burma, the state-run Iranian news agency Press TV reported on Sunday. Seyyed Hossein Naqavi-Hosseini, a spokesperson for the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said that Iran had offered to open an embassy, and Burma’s government had taken the move “into consideration.” The report added that Thailand’s government “has also provided great help in this regard.” Iran had earlier reported that it was setting up camps in Burma to assist Rohingya Muslims displaced by last year’s sectarian violence.