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Qatar Airways announces more flights to Iran weeks after U.S.

DUBAI - Qatar Airways will add more flights to Iran from January, the state-owned Gulf airline announced on Monday just weeks after the United States re-imposed sanctions aimed at crippling Tehran's economy.
President Donald Trump has threatened to bar companies that continue to do business with Iran from the US market.
Qatar Airways will add two weekly flights to its existing Doha-Tehran route and add three weekly flights on its Shiraz service in January. It will also launch two weekly flights to Isfahan in February.
European carriers Air France and British Airways halted flights to Iran this year. Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways has also stopped flying to Iran, while Dubai's Emirates and flydubai have consolidated some routes as part of a partnership led by their shared state owner.
Washington announced on Nov. 5 a series of sanctions targeting Iran's banks, oil and shipping sectors, national airline and 200 individuals after Trump pulled the United States out of an international nuclear deal with Tehran.
Egypt and Bahrain also cut ties with Qatar.
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