"Italferr has been chosen to provide the Iranian Railways (RAI) with assistance in defining the contract for the design and construction projects of the 410 kilometre High Speed line which will link Tehran to Qom and Isfahan, the biggest cities in the Islamic republic of Iran." (2017)


"Italferr, a unit of Italy's Gruppo FS Italiane, said in March 2016 it had signed a four-month, 700,000 euro consultancy contract with Iran's state railway entity on a high-speed rail line. Iranian officials have said Khatam al-Anbiya, an IRGC subsidiary sanctioned by the United States, is the Iranian contractor on the project. Italferr named only Chinese company China Railway Engineering Corp. (CREC) as the contractor, and did not mention Khatam al-Anbiya. Officials with Italferr, CREC, and Khatam al-Anbiya did not respond to requests for comment. The IRGC declined to comment.($1 = 0.9362 euros)." (Reuters,  "Post-Sanctions Deals with Iranian Firms Linked to Khamenei," 1/19/2017).