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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.
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.
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.
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.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Friday that China firmly opposes US recent decision to end sanctions waiver against 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 were martyred in clashes with gunmen in northwestern border area.
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.
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.
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.