Iranian president postpones Austria visit 'for security reasons'

A photo provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him (R) shaking hands with his Austrian counterpart Heinz Fischer during a welcome ceremony in Saad Abad palace at Tehran on September 8, 2015Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has postponed for security reasons a planned visit to Austria this week, only his second to Europe since last year’s nuclear deal, Austria’s presidency said Tuesday. “The visit for March 30-31 by President Hassan Rouhani and his delegation has been postponed by the Iranian side for security reasons,” it said in a statement, without giving further details. The Iranian government’s official website confirmed the postponement, made “by mutual agreement”, but said nothing about security concerns.

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