Iran is not generally known for its skiing, but with the lifting of sanctions the Islamic Republic is hoping to attract skiers looking for a new experience. Will Iran prove to be the next hot destination in cold weather?
With sanctions eased in the wake of the nuclear deal, the country's goal is 20 million tourists annually by 2025 which would provide $30 billion a year.
As Iran looks forward to seeing sanctions against the country lifted by the West, tourism is bound to gain in importance.
For 10 years, Iran had been trying to get its hands on a Russian air defense system but was held back by embargos. It finally has a chance to show off its newly allowed firepower.
Brussels is to grant Iran's flag carrier more access to the European market after it passed a new safety assessment. Most of the airline's jets were banned from the EU's skies in 2010.
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