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US and Iran meet in Davos

The US and Iran have been involved in tense negotiations around Iran's nuclear programme.

The US and Iran have been involved in tense negotiations around Iran's nuclear programme. Picture: AFP.

DAVOS - As the world's political and business leaders gather in the Swiss town of Davos for the World Economic Forum meeting, it appears US Secretary of State John Kerry could meet directly with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

The two countries have been involved in tense negotiations around Iran's nuclear programme.

If Kerry comes face to face with Rouhani it would be a historic moment.

The two countries have antagonised each other since 1979, but they are now in treaty negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme.

South Africa will also be sending a large team to the forum.

One of the people who will have to answer questions about our economy is Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

On Monday, Gordhan said South Africa can't afford more violent strikes in the mining sector.

Click here for a special feature on this year's World Economic Forum in Davos.

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