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Italy Covered Up Naked Statues So As Not To Offend Iran's President

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The decision was taken to respect the "culture and sensitivity" of the Islamic Republic, ANSA reported. Wine was also not served at the official function.

Photo: Nude statues covered at a museum in Rome during visit by Iran's… https://t.co/xzDklQwfcr - BreakingNews

Rouhani met with the Pontiff at the Vatican on Tuesday to discuss among other things Iran's recent deal with the West to dismantle its nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.

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