Iran’s coverage: US pressure on Iran during coronavirus outbreak is ‘inhumane’: Rouhani

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President urges Italy’s action against US attempt to block Iran’s IMF loan bid

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Italy to stand up to the violation of international regulations by the US, which seeks to block Tehran’s request for an emergency International Monetary Fund loan to fight the coronavirus.


Coronavirus death toll hits 5,297 in Iran

The head of Iran’s Health Ministry’s Public Relations Office said on Tuesday that a total of 84,802 have been infected with COVID-19 in Iran, from whom 5,297 have lost their lives to the virus.


Iran increases range of naval missiles to 700km without foreign help: IRGC commander

The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy says the country has increased the range of its naval missiles to 700 kilometers without any assistance from other countries.


Iran working with UN to end Yemeni people’s suffering: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif outlined the measures taken by the Islamic Republic to promote peace in the region and said the country is working with the UN to put an end to the suffering of the Yemeni people.


Iran ready to provide Azerbaijan with coronavirus fight equipment

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed the country’s readiness to provide the Republic of Azerbaijan with the necessary equipment for containing the novel coronavirus and share its experiences in the battle with the contagious disease with neighboring states.


Iran, Russia, Turkey to discuss Syria situation

The Iranian, Russian and Turkish foreign ministers plan to hold a meeting via video conference on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in Syria.


Kuwaiti emir, Iran’s Rouhani discuss coronavirus situation: Kuna news agency

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani discussed international and regional developments on Monday in a telephone conversation, Kuwait’s state news agency (KUNA) reported.


Iran’s Top General: IRGC shining in all areas

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri lauded the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for playing a key role in the development of Iran in various areas and giving people assistance in hard times.


Iran’s Judiciary refutes allegation of discriminatory treatment of foreign inmates

Iran’s Judiciary spokesperson dismissed allegations of discrimination against foreign prisoners made by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights, noting that more than 1,000 foreign inmates in Iran have been granted leave following the outbreak of the coronavirus.

COVID-19 outbreak could peak again, Iranian official warns

An Iranian deputy minister of health cautioned that the novel coronavirus outbreak could reach a new peak again all over the world.