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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says due to its support for terrorists, the US is hated in most parts of the world and will be soon expelled from Syria and Iraq, where it is illegally present in the two Arab countries.
Iran complained to the United Nations on Sunday and summoned the Swiss ambassador in Tehran, who represents U.S. interests in the Islamic Republic, over possible measures Washington could take against an Iranian fuel shipment to Venezuela.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Iraqi President Barham Salih held a phone talk on Monday on the development and strengthening of Tehran-Baghdad relations.
Iran’s fourth oil tanker named Faxon which carries the country’s oil products has passed through the Gibraltar Strait as western media reports claim that they are destined for Latin America, more specifically Venezuela.
Iran’s lawmakers ratified a bill on Monday to counter the hostile measures of the Zionist regime of Israel.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Monday termed the threat from the US officials shameless, adding if the US takes any action against Iranian tankers, they will be faced a decisive response by Iran and needless to say that they are accountable for consequences of any irrational actions against Iranian tankers.
Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah in a telephone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday thanked him for his support of a political agreement with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Iran’s foreign ministry announced on Monday, May 18 that “preliminary steps and political consultations were undertaken” to launch a South Korean “humanitarian channel” for Iran.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson reiterated that Tehran would embrace dialogue with Riyadh to clear up misunderstandings, saying such talks do not necessarily require a mediator.
Head of Iranian Health Ministry’s Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Monday that some 69 more Iranians died from coronavirus over the past 24 hours bringing the total death toll to 7,057.