Iran’s coverage: Shamkhani stresses Russia, China opposition to US bid to extend Iran arms embargo

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:


World no longer tolerates US bullying: Iran security chief

Iran’s top security official says the United States has failed to muster support even from its own allies in its attempts to renew a UN arms embargo against the Islamic Republic, stressing that the world community no longer tolerates Washington’s “bullying.”


Iran calls for solidarity against pandemic, condemns US sanctions

Iran called on Monday for global solidarity against the pandemic, but said that unilateral sanctions are “inhumane” and causing “unnecessary suffering and pain” for its population.

US, other foreign forces must leave Syria, respect its sovereignty: Iran

Iran’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations says the US must end its illegal occupation of Syria and stop shielding terrorist groups under the mask of fighting terrorism.

Israel linked to cyberattack on Iranian port: Washington Post

Israel appears to be behind a cyberattack earlier this month on computers at Iran’s Shahid Rajaee port that caused massive backups on waterways and roads leading to the facility, the Washington Post reported on Monday.


Eight states demand Iran’s coronavirus test kits

Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari stated on Tuesday that Iran has received orders from eight states demanding Iranian indigenous coronavirus test kits.

Iran attends quadripartite talks on Afghanistan

Diplomats from Iran, Russia, China, and Pakistan discussed the situation in Afghanistan in an online conference.

Pres. Rouhani issues regulations of ‘General Soleimani World Award’

President Hassan Rouhani has issued the regulations for the implementation of “General Soleimani World Award” in commemoration of the Iranian anti-terror commander, who was martyred by the US terrorists in January.


Defense Minister warns of Iran’s crushing response to aggression

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned the enemies that any threat to the country’s national interests and security will draw a rapid and crushing response, making a reference to the January missile attack on the US airbase of Ain al-Assad in Iraq.


Iran COVID-19 update: 2,111 new cases; 62 deaths

Some 2,111 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been diagnosed in Iran in the past 24 hours, increasing the country’s total infections to 124,603.

Iranian court sentences man, wife to death for disrupting economy

An Iranian financial criminal and his wife have been sentenced to death on a charge of major disruption to the country’s currency and car markets as they had purchased more than 6,700 automobiles and hoarded 24,700 gold coins, the Judiciary’s spokesperson said.