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No Wine, No Lunch: French Message For Iran

…the Iranian insistence that no wine be placed on the table came a few days after the point, on Rouhani’s European tour, when the Italians agreed to cover up some potentially offending nude statues that he might otherwise have glimpsed at an event in the Capitoline Museums, by placing big white boxes over them. The French position seemed to be that there are limits: the Italians might box their statues, but the French were not prepared to surrender on Chablis. No carte des vins, no lunch at all.

Read Here – The New Yorker

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