Iranian President Hassan Rohani was met by business leaders and government ministers – as well as protesters – as he arrived in France on Wednesday for an official visit during which he is expected to sign a host of commercial deals. A number of political issues are yet to be discussed: the Iranian Republic is officially supporting Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, and Iran's longstanding feud with Saudi Arabia.

Hassan Rouhani in Paris: can political issues get in the way of very lucrative business deals?

Iranian President Hassan Rohani was met by business leaders and government ministers – as well as protesters – as he arrived in France on Wednesday for an official visit during which he is expected to sign a host of commercial deals. A number of political issues are yet to be discussed: the Iranian Republic is officially supporting Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, and Iran's longstanding feud with Saudi Arabia.