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European Airlines To Resume Tehran Flights

British Airways is the latest international airliner to announce it will resume flights to the Iranian capital, Tehran.

British Airways said it will resume direct flights from London to Tehran from July, renewing links with the country after international sanctions were lifted against Tehran over its nuclear program.

The British airline followed Air France-KLM in confirming its intention to restart flights to Tehran after Iran curbed its nuclear program in return for the lifting of U.S., EU, and United Nations sanctions in January.

The deal has raised hopes that Iran could secure a wave of foreign investment for the country of 80 million people after President Hassan Rohani visited Europe last week.

Iran is set to be an attractive market for Western aircraft makers. Tehran agreed last week to buy 118 Airbus jets worth around $27 billion.

Based on reporting by Reuters and BBC