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Guards chief: US warships will be destroyed if threaten Iran’s interests in Persian Gulf

Iran will destroy U.S. warships if Tehran’s security is threatened in the Gulf, head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Hossein Salami told state TV on Thursday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump warned Tehran over “harassment” of U.S. ships.


US forces have no business in PG 7,000 miles away from home: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reminded Washington that American forces “have no business 7,000 miles away from home” and are provoking Iranian sailors in the Persian Gulf.


Iran’s launch of ‘Noor-1’ military satellite ‘valuable, blessed’: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the launch of Iran’s first military satellite into space by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is ‘valuable and blessed’.


EU regrets US refusal to allow economic aid for Iran to fight coronavirus

The European Union has urged the United States to ease its sanctions on Iran and approve economic aid to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic, but its calls were rejected, the EU’s top diplomat said on Wednesday.


Iran’s defense minister blasts ‘aggressive’ US presence in Persian Gulf

Iran’s defense minister has dismissed US reports of harassment by Iranian vessels as “baseless” and said the “illegal and aggressive” American presence in the Persian Gulf is causing insecurity in the region.


Iran death toll from new coronavirus outbreak rises by 90 to 5,481 – health ministry official

Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak increaed by 90 in the past twenty four hours to 5,481, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a statement on state TV on Thursday.

Shamkhani lauds IRGC’s success in launching 1st military satellite of Iran

The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, in a tweet on Wednesday, praised and congratulated IRGC for the successful launching of the first military satellite of Iran.


Iran summons Swiss envoy over US provocative acts in Persian Gulf

Iran has summoned Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Markus Leitner over US’ forces harassing and provocative acts in the Persian Gulf, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said.


US confirms Iran’s successful launch of satellite into orbit

The United States has assessed that Iran successfully launched a military satellite into orbit for the first time on Wednesday, according to two US Defense Department officials.

Russia rejects US claim Iran’s satellite launch violates UNSC resolutions
Konstantin Kosachev, the head of Russia’s upper house Committee for International Relations, rejected claims by US officials that Iran’s recent successful launch of a military satellite into the orbit violated UN Security Council resolutions.