Iran’s coverage: Iran’s president calls for ban on weddings, wakes to halt virus spread

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


Iran President orders COVID-19 smart restrictions in certain provinces

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on provincial officials to determine the causes of a rise in the coronavirus cases in their respective provinces to carry out smart restrictions in the battle with the viral disease.

Ruhollah Zam discloses more details of activities against Iran

Ruhollah Zam, the head of an anti-Iran website and Telegram channel who was arrested in 2019, provided more details of his activities against the Islamic Republic, including cooperation with French intelligence agencies.


Zarif to attend parl. security commission on Sunday

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will go to the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission to discuss the recent developments regarding the foreign diplomacy with the lawmakers.

US sanctions on Iran tantamount to terrorism: UN Envoy

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations condemned the US sanctions against the Iranian people as an act of economic terrorism, saying Washington’s maximum pressure policy is designed to deliberately and indiscriminately target innocent civilians.


Iran will develop oil industry despite US sanctions – Zanganeh says

Iran is determined to develop its oil industry in spite of U.S. sanctions imposed on the country, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in a televised speech on Saturday.


Iran warns Europe against arms ban extension

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson warned there would be “effective” retaliatory measures if the European states gave in to the US pressures for extending a UN arms embargo on Iran that is going to expire in October.


President urges continuation of economic activities, observance of health protocols

The only way to handle the coronavirus pandemic in Iran is to proceed with the economic activities and comply with the health regulations at the same time, President Hassan Rouhani said.


Ancient relics smuggled to Austria back home

A batch of Iranian ancient relics, which had been smuggled to Austria, was recovered and surrendered to a representative of the Islamic Republic in Vienna on Thursday.

Iranian, Russian diplomats discuss regional developments

Iran’s Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali and special representative of the Russian president for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov held talks about the latest developments in the region.


Official: COVID-19 kills 188 more in Iran

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday that some 188 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 12,635.