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Russia Proposes Joint Production of Ilyushin Planes in Iran

Moscow has presented a proposal to Tehran for the joint production of its Ilyushin planes in the Islamic Republic, Russia’s energy minister said. Alexander Novak was quoted by Iran’s media as saying that he had presented the proposal – which involved the production of the renovated version of the Ilyushin Il-114 regional planes – in […]

Indigo Holdings acquires 5% of Iranian Car Share App

Indigo Holdings plc, the Middle East focused Investment Company, has acquired a 5% stake in the Iranian car ride-sharing app, Carvanro, after investing €176,800 in its Series A fundraising round. Carvanro is a car ride-sharing marketplace aggregator, which connects drivers and passengers embarking on the same car journeys. It provides a flexible and transparent platform […]

Iran’s Roads Minister Wins Vote of Confidence

Iranian lawmakers on Sunday gave a vote of confidence to Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi, who had been impeached for a tragic train crash that killed dozens of people in November 2016. Akhoundi took the podium at the parliament on Sunday to respond to the questions of the MPs attending the impeachment […]

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Sukhoi near deal to sell Jets to Iran

By John Lee. Russian planemaker Sukhoi is reported to be moving closer to a deal to sell its Superjet 100 aircraft to Iran. Maqsoud As’adi Samani, secretary of the Association of Iranian Airlines, was quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency as saying that Sukhoi had already started talks to obtain a license from the […]

Minister Urges Development of Nuclear Marine Propulsion

Minister Urges Development of Nuclear Marine Propulsion Systems in Iran Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan called for plans to boost the country’s naval industry by taking advantage of nuclear technology. “We should begin to use nuclear energy in manufacturing naval propulsion systems, and should also pay attention to reducing environmental problems in this […]

Scania Wins Iran Public Transport Contract

Sweden’s Scania has signed an agreement in principle with the Iranian province of Isfahan and the investment company Shahr-e Atiyeh for the delivery of 1,350 buses for public transport in Isfahan and four other Iranian cities. The first buses will go into service at the end of the year. Two memoranda of understanding were signed […]

Iran, Ireland increase Cooperation in Aviation

By John Lee. Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) has reportedly signed its first ever contract with Ireland on expansion of aviation cooperation in areas such as observing flight operation, continued flight eligibility, issuance of technical aid, repair and maintenance. According to IRNA, the agreement was signed between the Deputy Chairman of the CAO, Mohammad Javad […]

Iran Launches First Oceangoing Research Vessel

Iran’s first domestically-made oceangoing research vessel was launched in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Saturday. It came into service after a ceremony in Bandar Abbas on Saturday morning attended by Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari, managing director of Iran Defense Ministry’s Marine Industries Organization. With a length of 50 meters, a beam of […]

Iran, Luxembourg to Remove Visa Hurdles for Travelers

A senior official with the Iran-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Iralux) said Tehran and Luxembourg City plan to take measures to facilitate the issuance of visas for the two countries’ travelers. Iralux is seeking to pave the way for travelers from the two countries to easily obtain travel visas in Luxembourg and Iran, Mahmoud […]

US Court Lifts Trump Travel Ban – Full Video of Court Proceedings

By John Lee. A US Federal Court has has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Judge James L Robart (pictured) ruled that the ban was unconstitutional, and it has been lifted with immediate effect. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer described […]