Austrian President Heinz Fischer. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer
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Austrian President Hans Fischer has been invited to Iran, a country keen to revive ties with the EU member that for centuries was Tehran's bridgehead to Europe.Austria has not yet decided whether Fischer -- perhaps accompanied by Austrian business leaders -- would visit, a step fraught with political significance amid U.S. pressure on Western countries to limit business with Iran.A senior U.S. official also visited Vienna last month to voice concern that Austrian companies, hoping to win post-sanctions business in Iran after an interim nuclear deal with world powers, visited Tehran in December.Austria's ties with Iran have already come under scrutiny.
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