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Rouhani says Iran to retaliate over any US ‘trouble’ for Venezuela-bound tankers

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Saturday of retaliatory measures against the United States if Washington caused problems for tankers carrying Iranian fuel to Venezuela, the semi-official news agency Mehr reported.


Iran sympathizes with Pakistan over fatal plane crash

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs offered condolences to Pakistan over deaths of scores of people after a passenger plane crashed in a residential area of Karachi.


Rouhani: Liberation of Khorramshahr, important day in Iran history

President Hassan Rouhani described Saturday, May 23 which coincides with the third day of the Iranian month of Khordad, as an important date in the country’s history as it marks the liberation of the city of Khorramshahr from the Ba’athist army occupation.


Big powers backing Israel frustrated by a small virus: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic proved the impotence of the world powers supporting the Zionist regime, as it became clear that a small virus could undermine their power.


Deputy oil minister named as Iran’s acting OPEC governor – news website

Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia has been named as Iran’s caretaker OPEC Governor, replacing Hossein Kazempour Ardebili who died earlier this month, a state-affiliated news website said on Saturday.


Iran’s President calls for national crypto mining strategy

Chairing Iran’s monetary coordination base camp – a course for the national financial technique – not long ago, Rouhani told authorities from the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), vitality office and data and correspondence innovation services that they expected to devise another national strategy for crypto mining, including guideline and mining income, Iranian news site ArzDigital detailed Wednesday.


Iran’s Defense Ministry vows support for Palestinian resistance

The Iranian Defense Ministry assured the anti-Israeli resistance front that it will provide unwavering support for Palestine.

Iran to reopen religious, cultural sites – president

Iran on Saturday moved to open businesses, religious and cultural sites as it eases restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic.


Iran’s Top General congratulates Muslim counterparts on Eid al-Fitr

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri congratulated his counterparts in Islamic countries on Eid al-Fitr, the festive occasion marking the end of the month of Ramadan.

Iran COVID-19 update: 1,869 new cases, 59 deaths

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected 1,869 people and claimed 59 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.