Know why Iranian president refuses to have lunch with Hollande

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Paris, Jan 28: Iranian president Hassan Rouhani refused to have lunch with his French counterpart Francois Hollande when after France refused to take wine off the table.

The lunch was scheduled when Hassan Rouhani and an Iranian delegation was visiting Europe on a business trip after economic sanctions were lifted, reported the Telegraph.

Rouhani says no to lunch with Hollande

The delegation requested to have a halal menu in the lunch in Paris.

Iran requested a similar request to Italy also, which was accepted and the Italians ensured a halal menu without wine.

A $25 billion (22 billion euros) deals were signed between France and Iran during the visit. Under the deal Iran will purchase 73 long-haul and 45 medium-haul Airbus passenger planes to update its ageing fleet.

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Rouhani was welcomed to Paris with military honours and national anthems before addressing business leaders.

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