Iran’s coverage: Iran missile strikes own vessel killing 19 and wounding 15

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19 martyred, 15 injured in naval incident in southern Iran

As many as 19 people have been martyred and 15 others injured in an incident involving the Iranian Navy’s Konarak logistical vessel in the country’s southern waters.


Iran to stand by Iraqi people, gov’t like always: Rouhani

In a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of Iraq on Monday, President Rouhani stressed that Iran will fully support the Iraqi government for its achievements in the benefit of the Iraqi nation.


Army chief expresses condolences on martyrdom of navy sailors

Commander of Iran’s Army Major General Seyyed Abdolrahim Mousavi has expressed condolences over the martyrdom of a number of the Navy’s crewmembers in the southern Iranian waters.


Shipping 9 tons of gold bars from Venezuela to Iran baseless rumor: envoy

Iran’s Ambassador to Caracas announced on Monday that the news on shipping nine tons of gold bars from Venezuela to Iran is a big lie and a baseless rumor adding that Venezuela has not any gasoline to revive its refineries.


Iran to export corona serology kits to Turkey next week: official

Head of Communication, Information and Public Relations Dept. of the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology Parviz Karami said on Mon. that Islamic Republic of Iran will export COVID-19 serology kits to neighboring Turkey next week.


Only Syrian people decide country’s future, type of government: Iran Foreign Ministry

Iran’s Foreign Ministry says the three guarantor states of the Astana peace process are working to help the Syrian people decide the Arab country’s future and the type of its government and do not interfere in any way in the country’s affairs.


Rouhani calls for anti-coronavirus cooperation in letter to Kuwaiti Emir

President Hassan Rouhani’s letter to Emir of Kuwait Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah was handed over to Kuwaiti deputy foreign minister by Iran’s ambassador.


Iran locks down southwest county after spike in coronavirus cases

A county in southwestern Iran has been placed under lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday, also quoting the provincial governor as saying there had been a sharp rise in new cases across the province.

No need for talks on prisoners swap between Iran, US: Zarif

Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that there is no need for any negotiations between Iran and the US about the swap of prisoners, there are no problems in this regard and Iran will hold no talks with Americans.

COVID-19 death toll mounts to 6,685 in Iran: official

Some 45 more Iranians died of coronavirus over the past 24 hours and 87,422 people out of a total of 109,286 infected with the coronavirus have survived and recovered, according to Health Ministry.