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Italian PM calls Rouhani’s diplomatic opening ‘an opportunity’
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_ep5(41).jpgTEHRAN – Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Monday hailed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's diplomatic opening as "an opportunity" that should not be passed up and said Iran could help resolve the conflict in Syria, AFP reported. 
"I think it would be in everyone's interests to bet on the success of the reforms" in Iran, Letta said after a trip by Foreign Minister Emma Bonino to Tehran this past weekend in a rare visit by a top European official.
"Our view is that an opportunity is opening," he said.
Referring to Rouhani’s diplomatic overtures, Letta said, "There is no doubt that the impact on the events in Syria can be positive".
Italy, the prime minister said, had "more chance than others" to build better ties with Iran because of historical links. 

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