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Written by: Diana West
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5:16 AM 

The Local (It.) reports:

Hassan Rouhani visited the Capitoline Museums with premier Matteo Renzi, having signed contracts worth up to €17 billion ($18.4 billion) on Monday.

And Renzi was clearly keen to avoid offending his new business partner. The nude statues and sculptures in the museum were completely covered by large white boxes ....

The decision to cover up nudity was seen as a mark of respect for the traditions of the Muslim country, which has only just had its trade sanctions lifted.

Ansa reported that as a further mark of respect, no wine was served at the official dinner during Rouhani's visit.

The vineyards await Allah's pleasure.


 

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