Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
Iranian Minister of Defence Brigadier General Amir Hatami held a video conference with his Iraqi counterpart Juma Anad Saadoun, discussing the expansion of defence cooperation.
Head of Iranian Health Ministry’s Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Sunday that some 51 more Iranians died because of coronavirus over the past 24 hours and 94,464 people out of a total of 120,198 infected with the coronavirus have survived and recovered, but, unfortunately, the total number of deaths reached 6,988.
Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), sent an official letter of condolences to the Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh to express his sorrow for the death of Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, Iran’s OPEC governor.
Russia’s Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov has strongly criticized the United States’ new stance on restoring UN sanctions against Iran.
A court in Iran has sentenced Fariba Adelkhah, a senior research fellow at Sciences Po University in Paris, to six years in prison on national security charges.
France demanded immediate release of French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah. “This sentencing is not based on any serious element or fact and is thus a political decision,” the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “We are urging Iranian authorities to immediately release Mrs Adelkhah.”
Prayers and supplication on a night when the holy Qur’an says angels descend on earth to fulfill the wishes is called Laylat al-Qadr, or the Night of Destiny. It is also the night when the holy Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon Him).
Iranian Parliament’s General Director for International Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed that the Resistance movement will end the Israeli regime’s presence in the region.
Today is considered a significant cultural event for Iranians to commemorate the great Persian poet, astronomer, writer, and mathematician Omar Khayyam.
Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Saturday that trade between Iran and Venezuela, as two independent countries in the world, does not concern anyone in the world, adding that Iran will not sit idly by and it will sell its oil.