British Airways to end flights to Iran in September


These changes, additionally, come as the USA imposed new sanctions on Iran earlier this year and after the country pulled out of the nuclear deal in May.

Air France had resumed links to Tehran in April 2016 after the signing of a hard-fought deal between Iran and global powers offering sanctions relief in exchange for guarantees that the Islamic Republic would not pursue nuclear weapons.

The most important European countries especially Britain, France and Germany have been opposing Trump's move to withdraw from the multilateral landmark Iran nuclear deal also known as JCPOA.

Speaking on Iranian state television, ministry spokesman Bahram Qasimi said that returning to the nuclear deal would be "the best option" for the U.S.

In his obsession with overcoming Tehran, US President Donald Trump has announced he will punish companies with ties to the Persian country.

But Mr Trump said the deal "failed to achieve the fundamental objective of blocking all paths to an Iranian nuclear bomb" and did not deal with Tehran's "malign activities, including its ballistic missile programme and its support for terrorism". Washington also threatened other countries with sanctions if they don't cut off Iranian oil imports by early November.

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At Monday's hearings, Tehran asked judges to urgently order a suspension of the sanctions while the case challenging their legality is being heard - a process that can take years.

According to previous reports, the route was previously reinstated in 2015 accord among the western countries and Iran under which majority of worldwide sanctions where on Iran and which were lifted in return for curbs nuclear programme which was carried on in the country.

Lufthansa and Alitalia are among European companies still running flights to Iran despite the U.S. announcement.

People walk toward the International Court of Justice in the Hague, the Netherlands, Monday Aug. 27, 2018. But Iran s representative Mohsen Mohebi branded them "naked economic aggression".

The US has vowed to "vigorously defend" itself against Iran's "baseless" lawsuit.

According to the analyst, Brussels, dissatisfied with the exit of Washington from the "nuclear deal" in Iran, chose to show the White House's intention to adhere to the norms of the laws of Nations, and at the same time - and to conclude with Iran a fundamental important contracts.