EU's Catherine Ashton wins praise and criticism in Iran press
Published on Mar 10, 2014 7:49 PM
TEHERAN Iranian newspapers on Monday welcomed European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton's weekend visit to Teheran although her focus on human rights came under criticism.
Ms Ashton met on Sunday with top Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
"Iran and Europe enter an era of cooperation," ran the headline in government-run daily Iran alongside a picture of the Rouhani-Ashton meeting.
According to the president's office, Ms Ashton delivered "the goodwill message" of the 28-member European bloc to Mr Rouhani.
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