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Michael White expelled due to disease exacerbation, human rights considerations: Iranian official

Director General of Counterintelligence of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence said on Saturday that the US citizen, Michael White, who had been imprisoned on security charges in Iran, has been deported to the US due to disease exacerbation, human rights reasons.

Iranian wedding party fuelled new COVID-19 surge, President Rouhani says

A wedding party contributed to a new surge in coronavirus infections in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday but insisted the country had no option but to keep its economy open despite warnings of a second wave of the epidemic.


US says door remains open for diplomacy with Iran

The door remains open for a wider negotiation with Iran about its nuclear program and other issues but so far talks have been limited to prisoner releases, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Friday.


Iran calls for removal of inhumane sanctions against Syria

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi stressed Tehran’s support for Syria, and urged lifting of all sanctions that have impeded Damascus’ endeavors to reconstruct the war-ravaged country.

Iran’s new Parliament speaker rejects deal with US

Iran’s Parliament speaker has reacted to a tweet by US President Donald Trump on entering a new round of talks with Iran after he unilaterally withdrew from an international nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, saying that resistance is the key to defeat the hawkish enemies.


Mohsen Rezaei warns of ‘poisonous’ negotiation with US

Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei reacted to a tweet by US President Donald Trump who had called for negotiations with Tehran.


New report confirms IAEA verification activities in Iran: Envoy

Iran’s envoy to international organizations in Vienna said the International Atomic Energy Agency’s most recent report has confirmed that the IAEA continue to verify Iran’s nuclear activities and also shows a suspension of Tehran’s commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal.


FM Spokesman warns France not to meddle in Iran’s internal affairs

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Friday said that French officials must end interference in Iran’s internal affairs.


150 Iranian trucks enter Turkey after three-month hiatus due to pandemic: IRICA

Spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration [IRICA] said that a number of 150 Iranian trucks entered neighboring Turkey on Fri. after trade activities between the two countries were halted for about three months due to the spread of coronavirus global pandemic.


Official: 75 more Iranians die from COVID-19 over past 24 hours

Head of Iranian Health Ministry’s Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Saturday that 75 more Iranians have passed away from coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths in the country to 8,209.