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The European Parliament delegation's visit to Iran, which was to take place from 8 to 11 January, has been cancelled by the Iranian authorities. Delegation chair Barbara Lochbihler (Greens-EFA, Germany) said the cancellation was "another sad illustration of how much the Iranian leadership opposes any discussion of the major unresolved problems in the country". The trip was to include meetings with representatives of the Majlis (the Iranian parliament), the Foreign Ministry and business representatives, as well as with the political opposition and representatives of civil society. "There...

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