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Iran Air resumes flights to Italy after 4 years of suspension

Max Civili
Press TV, Rome

Iran's flagship carrier Iran Air has returned to Rome from July 14. A new deal recently signed between Iranian and Italian aviation authorities has revived the route connecting Tehran and Italy's capital Rome.

The deal is a revised version of previous aviation cooperation Agreement, which stresses the importance of increased flights between the two countries to help boost economic ties and tourism.

Iran Air, which has been flying to Italy for 55 years, also operates flights to the business-focused city of Milan, in the north of the country.

Aviation ties between Iran and Italy were hit after the US unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 deal, known as the JCPOA. Washington’s withdrawal was followed by a wave of anti-Iran sanctions by the US.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian traveled to Rome last week to meet his Italian counterpart and discuss the latest geopolitical developments across the globe. During that visit, Iran's top diplomat also met with tens of Italian industrialists and businessmen who showed an strong interest in cooperating with Tehran.

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