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Iran says US push to extend Tehran’s arms embargo is ‘illegitimate’

Iran dismissed as “illegitimate” efforts by the United States to extend the U.N. Security Council arms embargo on Tehran, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.

US’ antihuman actions posed challenges to Iran’s programmes to fight coronavirus: Rouhani

The President called on all countries to cooperate and assist each other in the fight against coronavirus, emphasising that human beings are sufficiently exposed to major threats and that it is time that pressure and threat, terrorism-nurturing, pressure on nations in the form of economic terrorism and military threats, give way to bilateral, multilateral and international cooperation to combat real and common threats.

Iran chops off zeroes from currency, changes ‘rial’ to ‘toman’

Iranian lawmakers approved on Monday a monetary bill to shave four zeroes off the national currency.


Iran border guards had no part in harming Afghan citizens: Foreign Ministry

Tehran says a recent incident befalling a number of Afghan citizens at a border region close to the Iranian soil took place on the Afghan side of the border and Iran’s border guards had no part in it.


Renowned Iranian writer, translator passes away at 91

Najaf Daryabandari, a renowned Iranian writer and translator of American writer Ernest Hemingway’s works into Persian, passed away at the age of 91 on Monday.


Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises by 74 as mosques due to reopen

The coronavirus death toll in Iran, one of the hardest hit countries in the Middle East, rose by 74 in the past 24 hours to 6,277, the Health Ministry said on Monday, as mosques were due to reopen in many cities.


Iranian scientist in US jail to return home if tested negative for COVID-19: Spokesman

Iranian scientist Sirous Asgari who is behind bars at a US immigration jail will be repatriated as soon as he tests negative for the novel coronavirus, spokesperson for the Iranian administration said.


Pakistan reopens Pishin border to facilitate imports from Iran

Pakistani officials have announced the reopening of Pishin border crossing, a gateway to neighboring Iran, to resume imports of goods amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Minister: Iran manages COVID-19 amid sanctions climax

Iran has relatively managed coronavirus outbreak amid sanctions and economic problems climax, Iranian Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Saeed Namaki said.


Iran’s corona diagnostic kits to be exported to Germany, Turkey: VP
Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari said that Iran-made coronavirus diagnostic kits will be exported to Germany and Turkey in the coming weeks.