Iran’s coverage: Former Tehran mayor elected Iran’s Parliament speaker

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


Qalibaf elected Iran’s new parliament speaker

Iranian lawmakers on Thursday elected Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, a former mayor of Tehran, as the new speaker of the Parliament.


Over 100 domestically-built speed boats join Iran’s IRGC fleet

The naval forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have received more than 100 missile-launching speed boats in the southern waters.


Ayat. Khamenei appoints Larijani Leader advisor, Expediency Council member

Former Parliament speaker, Ali Larijani, has been appointed advisor to Leader of Islamic Revolution and also a member of the Expediency Council.


Maduro thanks Iran’s leadership, people for sending fuel to Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro one more time thanked the Iranian leadership and people for their courage to send fuel tankers to Venezuela.


Fourth Iranian oil tanker enters Venezuelan special economic zone

The fourth Iranian tanker carrying fuel for Venezuela has entered the country’s special economic zone, according to a report by MarineTraffic.


Spokesman blasts France’s interference in Iran’s judicial affairs

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.


US to end sanctions waivers allowing some work at Iran nuclear sites

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.


Iran’s maritime power ‘Unknown’ to others: IRGC Chief

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.


Iran’s traditional economy transitioning to digital economy: Rouhani

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.


Some 63 more Iranians die from coronavirus over past 24 hours

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.