Gareth Smyth has covered Middle Eastern affairs for 20 years and was chief correspondent for The Financial Times in Iran.
Britain’s relationship with Iran has long been colourful and often fraught.
In 1991, as hundreds of thousands of Kurds fled northward from Iraqi troops seeking vengeance
Until recently, Iran’s leaders spoke cautiously and relatively respectfully of US President Dona
London- Jalal Talabani founded the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in 1975 as a secular democr