Wednesday, September 16, 2015
'Moderate' Iranian President Rouhani to visit France.
'Moderate' Iranian President Rouhani to visit France. (Taz).
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has accepted an invitation by Paris to visit the European country, Press TV reported.
French President Francois Hollande will host Rouhani in November, Valls told the French parliament on Tuesday, AFP reported.
Valls also referred to the important role of Iran in the region, saying Tehran can play a positive role “in favor of a political solution” to the deadly conflict in Syria.
Syria has been facing a foreign-backed militancy – including by Takfiri terrorists – since 2011. The Takfiri militants, who currently control areas across Syria as well as northern and western Iraq, have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations, against Iraqi and Syrian communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.
Meanwhile, reports say that an economic delegation from France is scheduled to visit Iran next week.
Back in July, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius visited Tehran and extended Paris’ invitation to Rouhani.
During his stay in Tehran, Fabius stated that France intends to boost bilateral ties with the Islamic Republic following the conclusion of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.
"With the new deal - the lifting of sanctions - France intends, if Iran is willing, to be more present in several areas... political, economic, cultural," he said. Hmmmm...........Amnesty International:
As of 15 July 2015, the Iranian authorities had officially acknowledged 246 executions this year but Amnesty International has received credible reports of a further 448 executions carried out in this time period. In 2014, 289 people were executed according to official sources but credible reports suggested that the real figure was at least 743.