I wonder why Italy is sinking so low as to cover up its rich cultural riches for a Brutish leader and human rights oppressor like Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Believe it or not but his visit has stretched to covering up nude statues as seen here:
Hassan Rouhani and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi spoke at Rome's Capitoline Museum after Italian firms signed business deals with Iran.
Just imagine: Several Italian nudes created by fine art masters were hidden to avoid offending the Iranian president.
Italy also chose not to serve wine at official meals, a gesture France, where Mr Rouhani travels next, has refused to copy. (Thank you France!)
An Islamic republic, Iran has strict laws governing the consumption of alcohol writes BBC.
However we wonder if Hassan would return the respect if Italians where to visit Iran?
That's naturally a rhetorical question but should be taken serious as matter of mutual respect
is the basis for any good busyness relation.
Hassan Rouhani is in Europe on a five-day tour seeking to boost economic ties after the implementation of a deal on rolling back Iran's nuclear activity saw sanctions lifted.
"Iran is the safest and most stable country of the entire region," the Iranian president told Italian business leaders. But facts are speaking a language louder than the Iranian leaders deceiving
words! Why not ask to see any products that ran exports abroad?
Except for sponsoring Terrorists like Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria with Arms there is nothing but
oil carpets dates and pistachio nuts that they sell.
Hassan Rouhani stressed growth would be key to combating extremism, saying "unemployment creates soldiers for terrorists".
Monday saw contracts worth around €17bn ($18.4bn; £12bn) signed between Iran and Italian companies.
On Tuesday, Mr Rouhani also met Pope Francis, who urged Iran to work with other Middle Eastern countries against terrorism and arms trafficking, the Vatican said.
Forgetting hat Iran is one of the worlds greatest sponsors of terror and human rights violations!
Either such words are a joke or this Pope has sold out his own faith and honesty!
Even BBC writes that: Iran has been accused of funding militant groups, such as Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Hassan Rouhani asked the pontiff to pray for him, and gave him the gift of a hand-made carpet.
(because that's all they can do in this day and age )
He travels to Paris on Wednesday where more deals are expected to be announced.
An agreement with Airbus for the purchase of more than 100 aircraft is due to be finalised.
But lets not leave it at this and see what others report on Iranian reality.
Although Iran elected a so called moderate candidate (Compared to Hitler) Hassan Rouhani, to be president in 2013, the country has seen no significant improvements in human rights!
Repressive elements within the security and intelligence forces, as well as the judiciary, retained wide powers and continued to be the main perpetrators of rights abuses. Executions, especially for drug-related offenses, increased sharply from previous years.
Security and intelligence forces arrested journalists, bloggers, and social media activists, and revolutionary courts handed down heavy sentences against them.
Serious electoral flaws are restricting the rights of Iranians to run for office and damaging prospects for free and fair parliamentary elections on February 26, 2016.
Amnesty International continues to document serious human rights violations in Iran including detention of human rights defenders and other prisoners of conscience, unfair trials, torture and mistreatment in detention, deaths in custody and the application of the death penalty.
Iran executes more people than any country in the world, other than China. Ethnic, religious and linguistic minority communities face persistent persecution. However, some signs of hope have appeared since the election of Hassan Rouhani in June 2013. In September 2013, human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, on whose behalf Amnesty International activists and its partners campaigned since her arrest three years ago, was released from prison, along with other prisoners of conscience.
The following are just some of the allegations by Amnesty International regarding Iranian reality!