Russia to join Iran’s Tehran-Rasht-Astara rail line

Iran Materials 9 December 2011 16:00 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku,Dec. 8/ Trend M. Moezzi/

Russia will join the building of the Iranian Tehran-Rasht-Astara rail line, Iranian Roads and Urban Development Minister Ali Nikzadwas reported by Mehr news as saying.

Iran and Russia discussed cooperating on the project during Nikzad's trip to Russia, Mehr reported. The Tehran-Rasht-Astara line would complete Iran's north-south rail corridor and build a line to Rasht, a city on the Caspian Sea's eastern border. This project would give Russia access to the Persian Gulf, India and Southeast Asian countries, the minister told Mehr.