Iranian president arrives in Switzerland
The Iran nuclear deal is likely to be the main topic of conversation at meetings today in Bern with the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, who’s on an official visit to the country.
Rouhani arrived in Zurich yesterday with full military honours and was met by the Swiss president, Alain Berset.
The nuclear deal is under threat after the United States pulled out. But other signatories are trying to keep it alive.
The Swiss foreign affairs ministry says Iran is an important partner politically and economically.
But Rouhani’s visit was also marked by protests. Expat Iranians demonstrated in Zurich, handing out leaflets denouncing Iran for human rights violations .