Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani in Switzerland as Protests Disrupt the Country
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in Switzerland for talks focused on salvaging progress from the Iran nuclear deal after The Trump Administration’s walkout.
Monday, President Rouhani began a 2-day visit starting in Zurich before heading to Bern, the capital, for deal-signings, talks and a news conference Tuesday.
Since Y 1980, shortly after Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Switzerland has held the “protecting power mandate” on behalf of the United States in Iran. It recently became an intermediary between Iran and regional rival Saudi Arabia.
President Rouhani left Iran just as protests have erupted in the country, and President Trump said he got Saudi Arabia to agree to increasing Crude Oil production, which could lower the price, impacting Iran’s economy.