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A bomb and gunfire attack has kulled at least 200 people in a mosque on the Sinai peninsula, Egyptian state-run TV reports. Officials say the attackers set off a bomb and then opened fire on worshippers, several of whom were soldiers. No group has claimed responsibility. The military is fighting the local branch of the Islamic State armed group in the area.
"Attracting foreign investment will be the best way of using the opportunity of sanctions relief to boost the economy and security," Rouhani told the Parliament on Sunday.
"Reaching eight per cent growth requires attracting between 27 to 46 billion euros in foreign investment each year," he announced.
The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on Saturday that Tehran had complied with its obligations over downscaling its nuclear programme, leading the United States and Europe to lift sanctions imposed for a decade.
Rouhani’s visit was originally planned in November but was cancelled after the deadly Paris attacks.