Monday, December 11, 2023


Iranian min. says Tehran determined to give neighbors access to open seas

Iran’s minister of roads and urban development says Tehran has provided special facilities to give neighbors access to open seas.

Former president Rouhani denies claiming credit for inauguration of airport in Kurdistan

Former Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has denied a claim by Minister of Roads Mehrdad Bazrpash that he had claimed credit for the inauguration of an airport in the northwestern city of Saqez during his tenure.

Transport corridor protocol linking China to Europe via Iran sealed in historic deal

The 12th Minister of Transport meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) convened in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, culminating in the historic signing of the transport corridor protocol connecting China to Europe via Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, and Turkey.

Tehran mayor refutes accusations China transportation deal will ‘undermine’ domestic production

The mayor of the Iranian capital has rejected criticisms that his recent visit to China meant to strike a deal with Beijing to help overhaul Tehran’s transportation system is a ‘stab in the back’ of indigenous production and technology.

Iran, Russia invest $38bn on North-South Corridor 

Iran and Russia have so far invested 38 billion dollars to boost shipping lines for the North-South transport corridor which links Asia to Europe. 

Bombing threat forces Iranian airliner to land in Hamburg, Germany

The CEO of Iran's national flagship Iran Air says an unknown person sent an email to the German police, claiming that a bomb had been planted on a flight heading to Hambrug from Tehran.

Iran Resumes flights to Azerbaijan and Armenia following peace agreement

The spokesperson for Iran's Civil Aviation Organization confirmed that flights between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan as well as Armenia have recommenced.

Russian-made combat-training Yak-30 jets apparently in Iran

Images have been posted on the cyberspace suggesting the Russian-made Yak-30 combat-training aircraft has been imported into the country and joined the Air Force.

Iran, Iraq launch construction of joint Shalamcheh-Basra railway project

Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber and Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani have laid the foundation stone for the cross-border railway line connecting the two neighboring countries.

Official says 130,000 ships dock annually at Iranian ports

Iran’s deputy roads and urban development minister has announced that 130,000 ships dock at the country’s ports annually in defiance of US sanctions.

Official: Iran seeks more flights to Saudi Arabia following restoration of ties

The Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, CAO, says Iran and Saudi Arabia are engaged in talks aimed at developing flight network between the two neighbors.

Baku’s Heydar Aliyev Airport rejects reports on suspension of flights to Tehran

The Heydar Aliyev Airport in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku has rejected reports that said all flights to Tehran were suspended without prior notice.

US expresses concern over Iran-Russia cooperation on building railway line

US State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel voiced Washington's concern over cooperation between Tehran and Moscow in a major railroad project, known as the Rasht-Astara railway.

Iran, Russia sign Rasht-Astara railway agreement

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin have signed an agreement on the construction of a 1.6-billion-dollar railway that would connect the railways of Iran, Russia, and Azerbaijan, known as the Rasht-Astara railway.

Saudi airline requests three weekly flights between Iran, Saudi Arabia: Minister

Iran’s minister of roads and urban development says Saudi Arabia has requested that three flights be scheduled weekly between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Iran and Iraq agree to start construction of Shalamcheh-Basra railroad

Iran's Minister of Roads and Urban Development says Iran and Iraq have made a final decision to start the construction of the Shalamcheh-Basra railroad project between the two countries, which was pending for many years.

Bahraini official: Tehran, Manama to resume flights in near future

A senior Bahraini parliamentary official says Tehran and Manama are set to resume direct flights in the near future, amid a thaw in troubled ties between the two sides.

Iran, Venezuela launch direct shipping line to further boost bilateral trade

Tehran’s Embassy in Caracas says a direct shipping line connecting Iran to Venezuela was launch last month with the goal of supporting the trade ties between the economic sectors of the two countries.

Iran’s ATA Airlines rejects rumors of explosion during Najaf-Tehran flight

Iran’s ATA Airlines offers an apology and an explanation over a problem that delayed a Najaf-Tehran flight, dismissing rumors about an explosion prior to take-off or the plane’s deviation from the runway.

First direct shipping line from China to Iranian port city of Chabahar

The first ocean liner from China has docked in Chabahar Port in southern Iran.

Iran Air reports 60% surge in int’l flights

A senior official with Iran’s transportation ministry said the country’s flag carrier Iran Air has increased the number of its international flights by 60% in the calendar year to late March.

Official: Huge rise in number of trucks passing Iran-Turkmenistan border crossing

Turkmenistan’s trucks have started their traffic across the border with Iran after a 3-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic.

Iran confirms release of Iranian crew members of Venezuelan plane grounded in Argentina

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani announced the release of all the five Iranian crew members of the Venezuelan plane seized by Argentina last June.

Turkmenistan exempts Iran from heavy tariffs on transit of goods

An Iranian official says Turkmenistan has cancelled heavy tariffs for Iranian transit of goods using the country’s borders and territory as of October 1.

Police: Road accidents in Tehran leave 600 deaths annually

At least 600 people die and 20 thousand people are injured every year in traffic-related accidents in the Iranian capital Tehran, according to a traffic police official.

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