Iranian President Hassan Rouhani embarked Monday on a trip to Europe to bolster assurances that Europe would continue to support the 2015 nuclear deal despite the U.S. withdrawal.
Rouhani will stay in Bern, Switzerland, for two days before traveling to Vienna. The Iranian president will meet with Swiss Federal President Alain Berset and top Austrian officials during his trip, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will also speak with Swiss government officials.
Rouhani’s trip follows European and EU leaders expressing their continued support for the JCPOA after President Trump declared the deal moot and renewed sanctions on Iran.
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