Air France to resume flights to Tehran after nuclear deal

Air France to resume flights to Tehran after nuclear deal

PARIS (AP) — Air France will resume flights to Tehran for the first time in more than seven years, as part of resuming European trade with Iran following a hard-fought deal to curb its nuclear activities.

The airline announced in a statement Tuesday that it "is supporting the resumption of commercial exchange with Iran" & will operate flights three times a week starting in April.

The statement says "Air France is illustrating its ambition to expand in a country with buoyant growth, as the European Union is Iran's fourth most significant economic partner."

p>Air France operated flights to Tehran from 1946 until October 2008, when they were suspended amid U.N. & EU sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.

Source: “Associated Press”