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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the United States and the Europeans do not want their failures in fighting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to be seen.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that today, the Islamic Republic of Iran is very proud of controlling and combatting the disease compared to other countries.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force has apparently armed its Sukhoi Su-22 fighter-bombers with a new air-to-surface missile.
The enemies of the Islamic Republic, the US in particular, have suffered a big intelligence defeat following the recent successful launch of an Iranian satellite into orbit, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said.
The President sent a letter to the new Prime Minister of Iraq Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to offer congratulations on his election, expressing hope that cooperation and relations between the two countries further deepen in all fields of mutual interest during his tenure.
Iraq’s new Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to working with Iran as a friend and brother and has lauded Tehran’s support for Baghdad in the war on terrorism, the Iranian ambassador said.
Head of Iran’s Health Ministry’s Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Sunday that some 51 more Iranians died of coronavirus over the past 24 hours and 86,143 people out of a total of 107,603 infected with the coronavirus have survived and recovered while unfortunately, the total number of deaths reached 6,640.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appointed the outspoken daughter of slain military commander Qassem Soleimani as the head of a newly established foundation named after the commander.
Iran says it has expressed its readiness to exchange all prisoners with the United States without preconditions, but Washington has not yet responded.
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force’s Space Department Brigadier General Ali Jafarabadi said that Iran has long-term plans to send satellites into the 36,000-km orbit in the future.