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INSTC Members Agree to Expand North-South Transport Corridor

Member states of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) have agreed to increase the capacity of the special transport route, said Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami.

More Planes Flying over Iran Airspace amid Indio-Pak Conflict

The number of planes flying over the Iranian airspace has significantly increased amid the growing military conflict between India and Pakistan.
Iran, India, Afghanistan Discuss Investment in Chabahar Port

Iran, India, Afghanistan Discuss Investment in Chabahar Port

A conference on investment in, and the development of the Iranian port city of Chabahar was recently held in Iran, bringing together investors and authorities from 35 countries.

3 Airbus Planes Join Iran’s Flag Carrier

Iran’s flag carrier Iran Air has purchased three Airbus passenger planes from Hungary and added them to its fleet, after the US sanctions prevented it from receiving the brand new Airbus and ATR planes it had purchased.

Iran Calls Germany’s Ban of Mahan Air “Unjustifiable”

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has described as hasty and unjustifiable the decision made by Germany to withdraw landing permission for Iran’s Mahan Air and said the move breaks the spirit of long-standing relations underway between Iran and Germany.
Silk Road

Iran, Turkey Discuss Ways to Revive Ancient Silk Road 

Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami has held talks with Turkish officials over the revival of the ancient Silk Road as well as the expansion of transportation ties between the two sides.

Iran Says No Ban on Mahan Air’s Flights to/from Germany

Iran has dismissed media reports that its Mahan Air's flights to and from Germany will be halted over the US sanctions.

Iran to Miss Opportunities If It Fails to Adopt FATF: Rouhani

Iranian president says without adoption of the standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and cooperation with foreign banks, chances will be lost and it will be 20% more costly to resolve the country’s economic problems.

Iran to Boost Traffic Safety by Making Roads Musical

Officials in Iran’s Semnan province say they are going to boost traffic safety across the province by making the roads ‘musical’.

Iran May Use Russia’s Sukhoi to Modernise Its Air Fleet

The chairwoman and CEO of Iran’s flagship carrier Iran Air says the company will negotiate with any supplier, including the Russian Sukhoi, that can sell aircraft and plane parts to Iran without an OFAC licence.

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