Car-making deals, protests greet Iranian president in Paris

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inspect the honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Invalides in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. .While Rouhani arrived in Paris on Wednesday from Rome, the official French government greeting ceremony is being held Thursday morning. The trip is an effort to usher in a new era after a landmark accord to curb Iran's nuclear program and lift Western sanctions. However, France is now weighing new sanctions over Iranian ballistic missile tests. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)PARIS (AP) — France's government welcomed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday with promises of a new beginning in an old relationship, starting with investments to boost Iran's flagging economy that has been crippled by decades of sanctions.


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