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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Rouhani schedules European victory lap

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani will visit Europe next week, for the first time since the EU lifted sanctions against his country. The trip will take him to Italy and France, according to a diplomatic source.

Rouhani will meet the Italian president, prime minister and business leaders in Rome, on Monday and Tuesday. He is also scheduled to meet Pope Francis on the second day of his visit, a source told Reuters. He will then depart for Paris on Wednesday, January 27.

The Iranian president had originally planned to visit the two European countries in November, but those trips were canceled following the Paris terror massacres, which left 130 people dead and 352 others injured. (READ MORE)