• Rouhani: Iran to produce, purchase COVID-19 vaccine

    – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his government has on its agenda both production of the Iran-made COVID-19 vaccine with the help of Iranian scientists and buying it from abroad. The meeting of the Specialized Committees of the National Headquarters for Combating coronavirus was held on Tuesday evening, chaired by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani….

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  • Trump threatens to quit WHO, calling health body ‘puppet of China’

      US President Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of the World Health Organization, calling the UN health body a Chinese “puppet”. Trump said the United States might permanently freeze all of its funding to the WHO if “major substantive improvements” weren’t made in the next 30 days. In April, Washington suspended payments to the…

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  • Russia’s Lavrov: US’ ‘illegal’ sanctions hamper Iran’s fight against coronavirus pandemic

    Russia has voiced “complete solidarity” with Iran in the face of the United States’ illegal and inhumane sanctions, which have targeted the Islamic Republic notwithstanding Tehran’s ongoing uphill battle against the new coronavirus outbreak. The top Russian diplomat pointed to the “illegal and unilateral nature” of the sanctions, and said, “We have been constantly calling on…

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  • US to grant fresh waiver to Iraq for Iranian energy imports

    The United States is planning to renew by another four months the exemptions that are normally given to Iraq to continue to import electricity from Iran as officials in Washington claim the waivers are meant to help the country’s political stability. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a mention of the imminent decision during…

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  • US in no position to comment on Iran nuclear deal: Foreign Ministry

    On the anniversary of the US’ unilateral departure from the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and major world powers, the Iranian Foreign Ministry says Washington has through its withdrawal forfeited all rights to address the issues concerning the landmark deal. The ministry tweeted the comments on Thursday (May 07), the day on which the United…

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  • President Rouhani: Health Ministry must continue coronavirus screening across Iran

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges continuation of the Health Ministry-mandated countrywide screening for the new coronavirus infection, saying the diagnostic procedures should even grow in scale to cover larger population groups. Rouhani made the remarks in Tehran on Thursday, addressing committee heads of the country’s National Taskforce for Fighting Coronavirus. Continued implementation of the procedures…

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  • Iranian, Uzbek FMs review developments in Afghanistan

    Tehran Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov held talks over the phone Thursday on bilateral relations, issue of coronavirus and developments in Afghanistan. During his telephone conversation, Zarif also expressed sympathy with the Uzbek flood-stricken people.   The two foreign ministers also reviewed cooperation on the area of transportation…

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  • Official: COVID19 kills 68 more in past 24 hours

    Head of Iranian Health Ministry’s Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Thursday that some 68 more Iranians died of coronavirus over the past 24 hours and 82,744 people out of a total of 103,135 infected with the coronavirus have survived and recovered while unfortunately, the total number of deaths reached 6,486. Jahanpour said that…

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