Iran’s coverage: This waterway is called Persian Gulf, not ‘New York’ Gulf: Rouhani to US

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Iran says Persian Gulf always ‘Persian’ Gulf, Not ‘Washington’ Gulf

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in his Wednesday remarks in cabinet meeting, addressed the US saying that “this gulf’s name is the Persian Gulf not the gulf of New York or Washington gulf.”


IRGC Navy Chief: Regional states can join hands, evict outsiders

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri said regional security should be ensured by regional countries, which he said can force aliens out of the region through cooperation.


Leader approves vesting of Justice Shares owned by 49mn Iranians

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has endorsed a government request to vest restricted stocks of dozens of government-run companies that are owned by tens of millions of Iranians.


Iranian General dismisses Trump’s threat, warns US of hard slap in face

A senior spokesman for the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces shrugged off the US president’s recent comments about naval confrontation with Iran, warning that the Americans will receive a hard slap in the face for the merest violation of Iran’s territorial waters.


Big powers urged to freeze sanctions on Syria, Iran, Venezuela during virus

Major powers must suspend economic sanctions against countries including Syria, Iran and Venezuela during the coronarivus pandemic which threatens to worsen hunger and suffering for the poor, an international refugee charity said on Tuesday.


Iran, Armenia urge normalization of trade

Iran’s president and the prime minister of Armenia called for plans to normalize the trade exchanges between the two neighbors following a slump in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, stressing that resumption of trade should conform to health protocols.


Iran’s Zarif, Afghanistan’s Ghani hold phone talk

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held a phone conversation on Tuesday, discussing a host of issues of mutual interests.


Qatar sends 4th consignment of medical aid to Iran

Qatar has sent its fourth cargo of medical aid to Iran to help the country in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, media reports said.


Iran, Pakistan condemn any prejudice, pressure against Muslims

In a phone conversation on Wednesday, the President of Iran and the Prime Minister of Pakistan called for the development and deepening of relations between the two countries and stressed the need to share and transfer each other’s experiences, knowledge and technology to combat and control coronavirus.


Iran death toll from coronavirus outbreak reaches 5,957 – health ministry official

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Iran rose by 80 in the past twenty four hours to 5,957, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a statement on state TV on Wednesday.