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US State Department maintaining Iran property valued at US$50m

The arrangement is one of the stranger consequences of the diplomatic freeze between the two former allies

Iran's former embassy in Washington; the State Department coordinates upkeep, security and landscaping, and hires local real estate firms to list some of the properties for rent.


THE US$12 million compound, once a playground for the Iranian ambassador and guests such as Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol and Richard Nixon, now sits empty on Washington's Embassy Row.

The five-storey Upper East Side town house that served as a consulate was long ago...

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