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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.
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.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says US’ interventionist moves undermine security and stability in the West Asia region, especially in the Persian Gulf.
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.
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 announced that it will reopen Shoushmi border with Iran’s Kermanshah province on Tuesday.
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’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 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.
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.