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Iran: French FM meets Rouhani, Zarif in Tehran00:43

Iran: French FM meets Rouhani, Zarif in Tehran

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
July 29, 2015 at 08:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Just two weeks after Iran and the P5+1 world powers agreed on the nuclear deal, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Wednesday. It is the first time a French foreign minister has visited the country in 12 years.

Describing the trip as "important," Fabius is in Tehran to discuss the conditions agreed in the nuclear deal and is hoping to secure business in the country once sanctions are lifted. The French FM is also reported to have invited Rouhani to France in November. If the Iranian president accepts the invitation, he will be the first to visit France since 1999, when Mohammad Khatami was welcomed by Jacques Chirac.

On July 14 negotiations between Iran and the United States, China, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and Germany were concluded in Vienna with an agreement that will relieve some of the sanctions imposed on Iran in return for Iran accepting curbs on its nuclear programme.

Iran: French FM meets Rouhani, Zarif in Tehran00:43
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Just two weeks after Iran and the P5+1 world powers agreed on the nuclear deal, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Wednesday. It is the first time a French foreign minister has visited the country in 12 years.

Describing the trip as "important," Fabius is in Tehran to discuss the conditions agreed in the nuclear deal and is hoping to secure business in the country once sanctions are lifted. The French FM is also reported to have invited Rouhani to France in November. If the Iranian president accepts the invitation, he will be the first to visit France since 1999, when Mohammad Khatami was welcomed by Jacques Chirac.

On July 14 negotiations between Iran and the United States, China, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and Germany were concluded in Vienna with an agreement that will relieve some of the sanctions imposed on Iran in return for Iran accepting curbs on its nuclear programme.

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