Ashton arrives in Iran’s historic city of Isfahan

Photo: Ashton arrives in Iran’s historic city of Isfahan / Politics

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 10

By Temkin Jafarov Trend:

European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton made a visit to Isfahan on March 10, the IRNA reported.

Ashton told journalists at the airport that the object of her day trip to Isfahan was to visit Isfahan`s historical monuments.

Ashton said she was glad to have the opportunity to visit a city she was only familiar with through reading about in books. I am well acquainted with the history and looking forward to seeing it firsthand.

Ashton met with a number of Iranian officials while in Tehran, including President Hassan Rohani, Iran's parliament (Majlis) speaker, Ali Larijan, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and others on March 9.

Tehran and "P5+1" countries agreed to a partial suspension of Iran's nuclear activities in return for easing sanctions against Iran in November 2013.

The agreement went into effect on January 20.

Translated by S.I.
Edited by C.N.

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