Iran’s coverage: Iran’s President says Tehran watches US closely, but won’t start conflict

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Iran closely monitoring US actions, but will never initiate any conflict or tension in the region: Rouhani

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Emir of Qatar emphasised the importance of all-out efforts by all countries to ensure security and stability in the region and discussed the two countries’ efforts in this regard.


Iran rejects British, French stances on satellite launch

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson dismissed the stances adopted by France and the UK on the launch of Iranian homegrown Noor satellite as a result of double standards and accepting the US’ bullying policies.


President admires IRGC for satellite launch

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for the successful launch of a homegrown satellite into space.


In Ramadan message, Iran’s President urges joint action against COVID-19

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Muslim nations on the start of the holy month of Ramadan, expressing hope that the novel coronavirus would be eliminated through concerted effort and the exchange of experiences among Muslim countries and others.


COVID-19 showed all humans are in the same boat: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected close to three million people around the world, proved that all humans are in the same boat.


Islamic Revolution Leader condoles demise of Ayatollah Amini

Leader of the Islamic Revolution has expressed condolences over the demise of Ayatollah Ebrahim Amini, a member of Iran’s Expediency Council.


Religious sites could reopen in Iran, President says

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said religious sites in the country might reopen in compliance with the health protocols to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


Qatar sends more medical aid to Iran amid pandemic

Qatar has sent a new consignment of goods and medical supplies to Iran amid the country’s battle against the COVID-19 epidemic.


Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises by 76 to 5,650 – Health Ministry

Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus rose by 76 during the last 24 hours to reach a total of 5,650, a Health Ministry spokesman said on state TV on Saturday.


Iranian, Qatari FMs stress formation broad-based gov’t in Afghanistan

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani discussed the latest developments of Afghanistan and Iran’s efforts to help promote mutual political understanding and formation of a broad-based government in Afghanistan on a phone call on Saturday.