Rouhani to visit Switzerland and Austria in early July

Rouhani to visit Switzerland and Austria in early July

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Austria and Switzerland in early July as part of a campaign by Tehran to secure continued European backing for the 2015 nuclear accord.

The visits were announced today by the presidencies of both European countries.

Rouhani will visit Switzerland on July 2-3 and then head on July 4 to Vienna.

During his two-day trip to Switzerland, Rouhani will meet Swiss President Alain Berset and supervise the signing of documents for cooperation in various political, economic, and cultural areas, besides attending a gathering of Swiss-based Iranian nationals.

Rouhani will then head to Vienna where he will meet Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and similarly oversee the signing of several documents for cooperation.

A number of ministers, political and economic officials, as well as entrepreneurs and private sector representatives will accompany Rouhani on the visit, PressTV reported.

The future of the landmark deal was thrown into doubt when US President Donald Trump announced last month that the United States would withdraw and reimpose sanctions that would hit international businesses operating in Iran.

Iran has already warned it is ready to resume uranium enrichment to 20% "within days" if the deal falls apart and warned Europe that time was running out.

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