Air France, British Airways to end flights to Tehran
PARIS – Agence France-Presse
The French carrier had already cut down on its Paris to Tehran connections from three a week to just one earlier this month, its communications service said.
The airline said it was in discussions with partner airlines to offer customers rebooking options, or would offer full refunds.
"That's good. More should follow, more will follow, because Iran should not be rewarded for its aggression in the region, for its attempt to spread terrorism," Netanyahu told reporters in Lithuania's capital Vilnius.
Air France had resumed links to Tehran in April 2016 after the signing of a hard-fought deal between Iran and international powers offering sanctions relief in exchange for guarantees that the Islamic Republic would not pursue nuclear weapons.
Lufthansa and Alitalia are among European companies still running flights to Iran despite the US announcement.
The United States said in May that it was abandoning the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions on Tehran in two phases in August and November.
French companies were among those most eager to seize business opportunities in the Islamic Republic following the 2015 deal.
On Aug. 20, French oil giant Total announced that it had officially quit its multi-billion-dollar gas project in the country.
It was the latest in a string of major international companies to pull out, including German carmaker Daimler, Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Bahn.