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Iran’s naval forces have successfully tested new-generation cruise missiles — designed and developed by experts at home — during military drills in the Sea of Oman and the northern Indian Ocean.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the outbreak of the coronavirus has not brought economic activities in the country to a halt, describing the inauguration of new projects as a testimony to Iran’s economic unfaltering progress.
Iranian First Vice President Es’hagh Jahangiri said that Tehran’s policy towards Damascus has not changed.
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday that the recent report by the UN Secretary-General lacks convincing evidence.
A host of ranking military officials of the Islamic Republic, including Navy’s first-in-command, have praised the new cruise missile test on Thursday.
Iran’s ambassador to the Vienna-based international organizations Kazem Gharibabadi in a message described Vienna as the last bastion of multilateralism saying unfortunately the IAEA board of Governors did not show enough prudence this week.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said that Baghdad will stand by Tehran during the hard times as Tehran did the same.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Thursday condemned the US sanctions on the Syrian people, and said that Tehran will continue to strengthen its economic relations with Damascus.
Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Thursday that some 87 more Iranians have died of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours.