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Iran’s New Airport to reopen April 30


Iran's new airport will finally reopen on April 30 after being dramatically shut down by the Revolutionary Guards last year over the involvement of a Turkish consortium. The country's transport minister Mohammad Rahmati was quoted as saying today that there would probably be no role for a foreign company at Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport. Rahmati said that the handling services of the airport will be done by Iran Air and another company whose shareholders are Iranians. Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, one of the country's most powerful institutions, stormed the new airport on the day it opened in May 2004 to protest the involvement of Turkish-Austrian consortium Tepe-Akfen-Vie, TAV. The Revolutionary Guards argued that TAV also had dealings with arch-enemy Israel. The airport, first launched three decades ago, was built at a cost of 350 million dollars.
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