Iran’s coverage: US sanctions, coronavirus make for Iran’s toughest year, Rouhani says

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:

 

COVID-19 restrictions to resume in areas with ‘red’ condition: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani pointed to the possibility of resuming coronavirus-related restriction is some areas of the country.

 

Iran’s central bank injects cash to lift rial, governor says

Iran’s Central Bank has injected hundreds of millions of dollars to stabilise the currency market, bank governor Abdolnaser Hemmati said on Saturday, after the Iranian currency fell to historic lows this week.

Sanctions, Gen. Soleimani assassination won’t demoralize nation: Zarif

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the U.S. sanctions on Iran and its assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani will not demoralize the Iranian nation, Mehr reported.

 

President honors memory of officials died in 1981 terrorist bombing

President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday honored memory of senior officials died in 1981 terrorist attack on a building of Islamic Republic Party in Tehran, saying that the tragedy brought the people together and reinforced national solidarity.

IRGC unveils advanced military equipment

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) unveiled three new domestically-manufactured military equipment as part of efforts to enhance the country’s defense might.

 

No conclusion on Parchin gas explosion’s link with cyber-attack: Jalali

Head of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali said that investigations are underway on the explosion of a gas storage facility in Parchin, east of Tehran.

Saddam’s accomplices in chemical attacks against Iran should be sued

Top military Aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said those who supported the former Iraqi dictator in using chemical weapons against Iran during the eight-year war should be put on trial.

 

Iran, Iraq stress full implementations of joint agreements

Iran’s Interior minister and his Iraqi counterpart have underscored the importance of implementing the agreements signed by the sides, saying Tehran and Baghdad must increase their trade cooperation.

 

UAE sends medical aid to Iran in fight against COVID-19

The UAE has donated 16 metric tons of medical supplies to Iran, as Tehran struggles with containing the coronavirus pandemic.

 

COVID-19 kills another 144 Iranians over past 24 hours

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Sunday that some 144 more Iranians have died of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 10,508.