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Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami highlighted the high level of Iran’s defense preparedness, saying that this has forced our enemies not to think of military options any longer.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his administration has been doing its utmost to mitigate the economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic, maintain balance in the market, and support the businesses and families affected by the outbreak.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Mohammad Haneef Atmar, the current acting Minister of Afghanistan’s Foreign Affairs in Tehran.
Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) assured the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement that he will proceed with the strategy of his predecessor, Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, to support the Palestinian resistance forces.
Iranian lawmakers vehemently condemned the new resolution passed by the IAEA Board of Governors against Iran, calling on the government to stop implementing the Additional Protocol in response.
Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki said the country is still grappling with the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, saying the peak of the complicated disease has not passed yet.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman expressed concern about France’s recent testing of a ballistic missile capable of carrying several nuclear warheads, saying it runs counter to French commitment to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
Iran is drawing up plans to offer discounts to some foreign airlines using its airspace, state news agency IRNA quoted a senior aviation official as saying on Saturday, after a slump in flights due to the coronavirus pandemic and regional tensions.
Iranian Ambassador to Caracas Hojjatollah Soltani said the sixth Iranian ship en route to Venezuela is carrying food.
Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Sunday that some 116 more Iranians have died of coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 9,623.