The reformist-leaning media in Iran her visit as another sign of the success of the country’s new foreign policy under President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif. The coverage by the hardline media was much less enthusiastic.
She begins her visit with a meeting with civil society leaders on Saturday evening. She will meet with President Rouhani and other senior leaders on Sunday, and on Monday will visit Isfahan, famed for its stunningly beautiful Islamic architecture.
Photo credit: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, second from left, at the reception area of Tehran's Mehrabad Airport; 8 March 2014 (Mehr News Agency)