Iran’s coverage: Iran, Russia issue joint statement against US unilateralism

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Iran, Russia underscore opposing unilateralism in resolving global issues

Iranian and Russian foreign ministers in a statement on Tuesday underlined opposing the unilateralism of the United States and some of its Western allies in the international arena.

 

Iran experiences positive economic growth without oil: President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country has achieved a positive economic growth without reliance on petrodollars and despite being under the pressure of sanctions.

 

EU failed to pursue independent policy against US: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Europeans have not been able to pursue an independent policy against the US regarding the Iran’s arms embargo.

 

Gharibabadi to E3: ‘Do not worsen conditions, if you cannot make improvements’

In the wake of the E3 call for more cooperation between Iran, IAEA, the Permanent Representative to the international organizations in Vienna Kazem Gharibabadi criticized the E3 for their weak stance and measures towards the JCPOA case and urged them to prevent creating an unnecessary crisis.

 

Iranian oil shipments to China rebranded in Malaysia to circumvent sanctions

Like its Latin American ally, Venezuela, Iran appears to be rebranding its crude oil destined for China in Malaysia to circumvent U.S. sanctions.

 

Iran resolved to unblock its frozen assets: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the Iranian government is determined to released the country’s frozen assets held abroad.

 

Senior official urges South Korea to free Iranian assets

Chief of Staff of Presidential Office Mahmoud Vaezi on Tuesday urged South Korea to facilitate Iran’s access to its assets recently frozen by South Korean banks.

Zarif says Iran will work to enhance economic cooperation with Syria amid looming US sanctions

In late December, US President Donald Trump signed the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act. The document, which sanctions almost all Syrian economic and trade activities, as well as the country’s government officials, is due to come into force in mid-June.

 

Zarif: We will not let IAEA become tool for killing JCPOA

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said we will not let the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to become a tool for ending Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

COVID-19 kills 115 more Iranians over past 24 hours

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Tuesday that some 115 more Iranians have died of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 9,065.