Iran’s coverage: US to face tough battle in pushing plan to extend UN Iran arms embargo: Diplomats

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US faces tough UN battle if it pushes plan to extend Iran arms embargo

The United States faces a tough, messy battle if it uses a threat to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions on Iran as leverage to get the 15-member Security Council to extend and strengthen an arms embargo on Tehran, diplomats said.


Any US provocation, illegal move against Iran will be dealt with firmly: Armed Forces

The General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces says the presence of the United States and its allies in the West Asia region has been the source of insecurity for regional countries, warning that any provocative move by US forces will be met with Iranian Armed Forces’ categorical response.


US interventions undermine regional peace, stability: President Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says US’ interventionist moves undermine security and stability in the West Asia region, especially in the Persian Gulf.


SIPRI report reveals which countries are escalating arms race in region: Iran

A 2019 report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute about world military expenditure is quite revealing which countries are advancing arms race in the West Asia region, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations said.


Iranian, South African Presidents discuss US sanctions, coronavirus on phone

In a phone conversation on Tuesday, the Presidents of Iran and South Africa emphasized the development and deepening of relations, especially trade and economic relations, between the two countries, as well as sharing experiences and information on the fight against coronavirus.


Iraq reopens Shoushmi border with Iran

Iraq announced that it will reopen Shoushmi border with Iran’s Kermanshah province on Tuesday.

Rouhani censures US inhumane conduct, calls for European serious stances

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at the irrational and inhumane US move to ban Iran and pull out from the JCPOA, and asked for Europe’s serious stance against such moves.


Iran Defense Minister stresses readiness to deal with modern threats

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the country needs to maintain a constant state of preparedness to deal with new threats in the modern age.


President lauds Iranian science, technology parks for help in coronavirus battle

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani highlighted the rapid progress that science and technology parks have made in the country over the past couple of years, saying such a valuable asset has helped Iran cope with the coronavirus epidemic.


Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises by 71 to 5,877 -health ministry official

The death toll in Iran from the coronavirus pandemic rose by 71 in the past 24 hours to 5,877, health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Tuesday.