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An Iranian news agency close to the elite Revolutionary Guards said that there would be repercussions if the United States acts “just like pirates” against an Iranian fuel shipment to Venezuela.
President Hassan Rouhani said in a meeting of the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus on Saturday that Eid al-Fitr prayers will be held nationwide observing the medical protocols.
The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has lambasted US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook for their “mindless and dangerous” behavior.
Iran’s OPEC Governor Hossein Kazempour Ardebili died early Saturday after suffering a brain hemorrhage and spending nearly two weeks in a coma.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry said the Washington government has failed “disastrously” to address the COVID-19 crisis across the US, particularity in dense black populated areas, due to “rampant racism and class inequality in the age of Trump.”
The US Navy has sent its P8-Poseidon patrol aircraft from the VP-26 Tridents as well as four warships to the Caribbean region for possible encounter with a group of Iranian super-tankers moving fuel to Venezuela, a report says.
The Chairman of the Islamic City Council of Tehran in a message to his counterparts in 25 metropolis cities throughout the world urged them to defend the legal rights of Iranian citizens against the US brutal sanctions enabling Iran to cope with the coronavirus humanitarian crisis.
The head of Iran’s Health Ministry’s Public Relations Office said on Saturday that some 35 more Iranians died from coronavirus over the past 24 hours to raise the number of the death toll to 6,937.
Iran’s main stock index fell below one million points Saturday, a week after topping that mark, state affiliated media reported.