Iran’s coverage: Europeans criticize US move to revoke Iran sanction

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

 

France, Britain, Germany ‘regret’ US end to Iran nuclear waivers

France, Germany and Britain on Saturday criticised a U.S. decision to end sanctions waivers allowing work on Iranian nuclear sites designed to prevent weapons development.

 

Mosques in Iran to resume daily prayers, president says

Government employees went back to work in Iran on Saturday and President Hassan Rouhani said mosques are to resume daily prayers throughout the country, even though some areas are seeing high levels of coronavirus infections.

 

Iranian Supreme Leader slams history of US race relations in ’#BlackLivesMatter’ tweet

Commenting on the recent protests and riots in Minneapolis, Minnesota, following the killing of George Floyd on Monday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei posted a video to social media which argued the US’ present is evil, like its past.

 

EU’s Borrell expresses regret over US’ move to end sanction waivers for JCPOA members

The European Union’s foreign policy chief slammed Washington’s move to end sanction waivers for countries remaining in the Iran nuclear accord, warning against the repercussions of the US’ act.

 

China firmly opposes US act to end sanctions waiver against Iran

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Friday that China firmly opposes US recent decision to end sanctions waiver against Iran.

 

Army helicopters assigned to extinguish forest fire in western Iran

Helicopters of the Iranian Army Aviation Service are assigned to extinguish forest fire in a protected area in western Iranian city of Kohkiluyeh, an Army official said on Saturday.

Three Iranian border guards martyred in Sardasht

Three Iranian border guards were martyred in clashes with gunmen in northwestern border area.

 

US warns governments, firms against aiding Iran fuel shipments to Venezuela – envoy

Seeking to deter further shipments of Iranian fuel to Venezuela, the Trump administration has quietly warned foreign governments, seaports, shipping companies and insurers that they could face stiff U.S. sanctions if they aid the tanker flotilla, the U.S. envoy on Venezuela told Reuters on Friday.

 

US refusal to extend waivers to sanctions on nuclear ties violation of UNSCR 2231, UN Charter: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Saturday termed US refusal to extend waivers to the sanctions on Iran’s nuclear ties with outside world as the violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 and the UN Charter.

Official: 57 more Iranians die from COVID-19 over past 24 hours

Head of Iran’s Health Ministry Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Saturday that some 57 more Iranians died from coronavirus over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 7,734.