Extended Interview: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani | NBC Nightly News
The first Iranian president accepted Rome. What is quite natural: even before the removal of sanctions in Rome declared the determination in the future to become an partner of the partner number one. Recall that now in the list of business partners Iran, Italy ranks second after Germany, however, trading indicators between the two countries are very modest: Last year, Italian exports to Iran amounted to only € 1 billion. The main result of the visit of President Rowhany to Rome was a package of 17 agreements (the total amount of transactions is about € 17 billion).
In Rome, which is noteworthy, Rouhani made an important political statement dedicated to Iran-American relations. "Diplomatic relations between Tehran and Washington no. But it does not prevent the development of trade relations. Iran does not prevent American companies in invest in our country and came to our market with their modern technologies",— President Iran said.
The next stop was the Vatican, where Rouhani meeting with Dad Francis took place. And on Tuesday, President Iran went to Paris to a meeting with President Hollandes and the leaders of the French business. The main event was the conclusion of the Iran’s grandiose contract with the Airbus Aviation Concern for the supply of 114 passenger aircraft to the country. The influence of sanctions on the Iranian air transport industry was particularly destructive: the airline not only could not buy new aircraft, but also acquire spare parts and consumables for already available. As a result, everything you need, but already completely different quality, was done either in Iran itself, or was purchased in the black market. Outcome — Several major plane crash in which thousands of people died.
In addition, French autocontracens Peugeot and Renault return to the Iranian market, considering joint projects with the Iranian company Khodro, which at one time actually was created in order to produce French cars under license.