Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
Iranian lawmakers on Thursday elected Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, a former mayor of Tehran, as the new speaker of the Parliament.
The naval forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have received more than 100 missile-launching speed boats in the southern waters.
Former Parliament speaker, Ali Larijani, has been appointed advisor to Leader of Islamic Revolution and also a member of the Expediency Council.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro one more time thanked the Iranian leadership and people for their courage to send fuel tankers to Venezuela.
The fourth Iranian tanker carrying fuel for Venezuela has entered the country’s special economic zone, according to a report by MarineTraffic.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi lashed out at French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian for his recent remarks on Iran, stressing that Tehran does not tolerate meddling in its judicial affairs.
The United States said on Wednesday it will terminate sanctions waivers that had allowed Russian, Chinese and European companies to carry out work originally designed to make it harder for Iranian nuclear sites to be used for weapons development.
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami warned enemies against any military adventurism targeting Iran, stressing that a major part of the Islamic Republic’s maritime power is “unknown” to others.
President Hassan Rouhani hailed the considerable progress in the country’s scientific fields, saying along with the world, the Islamic Republic’s traditional economy is changing the digital economy.
Head of Iran’s Health Ministry Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Thursday that 63 more Iranians died from coronavirus over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 7,627.