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Iran warns US of decisive response to trouble for Venezuela-bound tankers

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned the US that causing any disturbance to the Iranian oil tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela will draw a harsh and decisive response from the Islamic Republic.


After US warning, Iran says its navy will still operate in Persian Gulf

The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Persian Gulf, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday, a day after the United States warned mariners there to stay away from U.S. warships.


Iran always supports oppressed of world, President Rouhani says

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the World Quds Day will convey the message of the oppressed Palestinians to the world, noting that Iran always supports the oppressed of the world.


IRGC, Intelligence thwart sabotage attempt by counterrevolutionary group

The forces of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in coordination with the Intelligence Office of Kordestan Province, western Iran, thwarted sabotage attempt by counterrevolutionary group.


President: Iran on verge of COVID-19 containment

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the tireless efforts of the medical workers after outbreak of the novel coronavirus, saying the country is almost on the verge of containing the epidemic.


Foreign minister Zarif, NGOs weigh plans to help Afghans in Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and representatives of non-governmental charities have discussed the ways to address the problems that Afghan citizens residing in Iran are facing.


Rouhani: Iran ready to barter goods with Kazakhstan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a phone call with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called for boosting Tehran-Astana relations and barter trade with Kazakhstan.


Iran security chief slams US for pursuing ‘unacceptable’ political agenda in Afghanistan

Iran’s security chief has slammed the US for pursuing an “unacceptable” political agenda in neighboring Afghanistan, emphasizing the need for the Kabul government to have the lead in any process to restore peace to the war-ravaged Asian state.


American people from all walks of life should resist social racism: Foreign Ministry

Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its twitter account on Wednesday wrote that it’s high time for the Americans from all walks of life to resist social racism and its main encouragement.

Official: Some 64 more Iranians die from COVID19 over past 24 hours

Head of Iranian Health Ministry’s Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Wednesday that some 64 more Iranians died from coronavirus over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 7,183.