Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has successfully put its first military satellite into the orbit.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei issued a message on Wednesday, appreciating the efforts of IRGC.
Iran and Russia should increase their cooperation in the fight against the new coronavirus outbreak and continue to trade with each other, President Hassan Rouhani told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, the Iranian presidency website said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani deplored the unrelenting Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen, saying the kingdom will recognize sooner or later that it must reverse its policies.
Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries cannot solely handle the current market issues, urging other producers’ commitment in this regard.
Germany, France and the United Kingdom do not oppose the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) loan to Iran, which Tehran needs to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday, adding at the same time that there is a need to ensure that the funds will be used for their intended purpose.
Iran will not suffer as much as other countries from the oil price drop because it is less reliant than others on crude exports, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the European Union and Spain to take stances against the US government’s illegal attempt to block Tehran’s request for an emergency International Monetary Fund loan to fight the coronavirus.
In a tweet on Wednesday, US President Trump announced that he has instructed the American navy to shoot down all and every Iranian gunboats in the Persian Gulf, in case they put a threat to US boats.
The death toll from the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Iran rose by 94 in the past 24 hours to 5,391, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a statement on state TV on Wednesday.