German Company confirms discussions with Iran on Maglev
April 19, 2007 (LPAC)--The spokesman for a German-based company, which an Iranian source said is the German party involved with the Iranians on a project for a 900-kilometer route of the maglev between Tehran and Mashhad, confirmed to this news service this morning that talks have taken place, indeed, but that the issue "is too hot at the moment to disclose any details." The firm, which wants to go public with details mid of next week, first wants to consult with their Iranian partners. The issue is hot, because of the Iranian nuclear issue, although railway projects are something completely different, and are not threatening to anyone. The firm has also been active in the two years of talks with Arab Gulf Emirates on a maglev route along the coastline, but the Emirates take a lot of time to discuss, which resembles the slowness in project decisions in Germany.