French Speaker Postpones Tehran Visit

French Speaker Postpones Tehran Visit

The president of the French lower house of parliament has postponed his planned trip to Iran in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack in southern France. “Following the terrorist incidents in France, a visit by the head of the French National Assembly and his accompanying delegation, which was due to be made on Saturday, has been postponed,” the public relations office of the Majlis announced, according to Press TV. Claude Bartolone was scheduled to meet Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani and other senior Iranian officials to discuss ways of bolstering bilateral cooperation months after the implementation of the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers. Last month, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to Paris and met French authorities, including President Francois Hollande, his counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault and Senate President Gerard Larcher. On Thursday night, a driver drove a truck at full speed into a large crowd of people who had gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in the southern French city of Nice, killing at least 84 people.


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