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Iran signs 720 mln euro rail deal with South Korea firm

TEHRAN: South Korea's Hyundai Rotem signed a 720-million-euro ($856 million) deal with Iran on Saturday to manufacture 450 railbuses for suburban trains, Iranian state media reported. The deal was signed in Tehran between Hyundai Rotem, a unit of Hyundai Motors, and Railways of Islamic Republic of Iran at a ceremony attended by Iranian Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi. The deal, financed by the South Korean side, will create 1,000 direct jobs and 1,700 indirect jobs in the Islamic republic, state news agency IRNA…