Rouhani pitches Iran as safest country in Middle East
President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday described Iran as the safest and most stable country in the Middle East as he urged international investors to help modernise the country's sanctions-hit economy. On the second day of a landmark visit to Europe, the Iranian leader also pitched the Islamic Republic's potential for companies seeking a base in a region of 300 million people and vowed the government would never interfere in private business deals. "Iran is the safest, the most stable country in the entire region," Rouhani told an audience of Italian and Iranian business executives on his first overseas trip since the lifting of sanctions linked to Tehran's nuclear programme.
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