The Latest: Rouhani says Iran didn’t request statue cover-up

January 27, 2016 10:04 AM

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran didn’t make any specific requests for Rome museum officials to cover up naked statues but says he nevertheless appreciated the welcome he received.

Rouhani laughed Wednesday when asked at the end of a three-day visit to Italy about the statue cover-up, which made headlines in Italy and around the world. Some Italian politicians decried the “cultural submission” implied in Italy’s gesture.

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