Iran’s coverage: FM Zarif elaborates on US deal-breaking in letter to UN chief

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Iran’s Zarif sends letter to UN chief on US sanctions, unilateralism

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to mention the threats posed by the US government’s illegal measures, such as its unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA and its sanctions against Iran, a spokesman said.


President orders surge in production of Iranian test kits for COVID-19

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued an order to boost the production of homegrown test kits for the diagnosis of the novel coronavirus in order to pave the way for their export.


Supreme Leader’s advisor congratulates Iraq on formation of new gov’t

The Advisor to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on foreign affairs issued a message addressed to the people and government of Iraq to congratulate them over the new cabinet of the country headed by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi.

Oman sends 1st consignment of medical aid to Iran

Oman has sent its first cargo of medical equipment and supplies to Iran as the country continues to battle against the COVID-19 crisis, a report said.


Zarif: Humanity defeats COVID19, US economic terrorism

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Saturday that Humanity defeats coronavirus and the US economic terrorism.

Iran stock index breaks through 1 million mark amid warnings market is overheating

Iran’s main stock index broke through the 1 million point mark for the first time on Saturday, state media reported, amid warnings that the market is overheating.


Official: 48 more Iranians die from COVID-19

The head of Iran’s Health Ministry’s Public Relations Office said on Saturday that 48 people lost their lives to COVID-19 making the total death toll of Iran to the virus 6,589 people.


Iran sent 40,000 test kits to several countries, appreciates Indian Parsis help: Zarif

The Iranian foreign minister has stressed the importance of international cooperation on the response to the coronavirus pandemic, thanking Indian Parsis for sending aid to Iran, and saying that Tehran has sent 40,000 COVID-19 test kits to several countries.


Iran’s Zarif, EU’s Borrell hold talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell discussed a range of issues in a telephone conversation on Friday.


US addiction to sanctions damaging UN’s credibility: Iran envoy

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations said the US government’s unilateral policies and addiction to inhumane sanctions against other nations have undermined the credibility of the UN and the rule of law.