Iran’s coverage: Iran, US not engaged in any negotiations: Foreign Minister Zarif

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Iran urges US to correct its behavior instead of making excuses

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the US government should correct its behavior instead of making excuses.

 

Iran holds funeral procession for 19 victims of naval exercise incident

A funeral procession has been held for 19 sailors who lost their lives in a recent incident involving the Iranian Navy’s Konarak logistical vessel in the country’s southern waters.

Iran’s industry minister dismissed after soaring car prices

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed the minister of industry and assigned a caretaker to the ministry to handle the situation in the domestic car market and ensure a steady supply of basic commodities amid the cruel sanctions against Iran.

 

Rouhani expresses condolences on martyrdom of navy sailors

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed condolences over the martyrdom of a number of the Navy crew members in the southern Iranian waters and prayed for the recovery of the injured.

 

Iran coronavirus updates: 1,401 new coronavirus cases, 48 deaths

Iranian Health Ministry announced on Tuesday that 1,401 new COVID-19 infections have been identified in the country during the past 24 hours.

 

Iran to reopen schools on May 16

All schools in Iran will reopen as of Saturday, May 16, after almost three months of closure in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the minister of education announced.

 

All mosques in Iran to reopen temporarily on Tuesday

All mosques in Iran will reopen temporarily on Tuesday, a further step in the government’s plans to ease restrictions that aimed to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the official IRIB news agency reported.

 

Iran to US: Stop talking rubbish, release our citizens

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman called on US officials to “act responsibly”, stop risking the lives of Iranian prisoners in the US and let them go.

US tells Iran to send plane so Washington can deport 11 Iranian nationals

The United States urged Tehran on Monday to send a charter plane to take home 11 Iranian nationals whom Washington wants to deport, and accused the Islamic Republic of stalling the repatriation process.

 

Iran playing good host to millions of Afghan migrants for 4 decades

Tehran has dismissed “baseless” media allegations about Iranian border guards’ involvement in the deaths of dozens of Afghan migrants near the joint frontier, calling attention to four decades of Iranian hospitality towards millions of Afghan nationals residing in the country.