Iran’s coverage: President Rouhani warns 25 million infected as Iran reimposes restrictions

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Rouhani says 25 million Iranians infected with COVID-19

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that 25 million Iranians have been infected with the coronavirus and that another 35 million are at risk of acquiring it.

Iran successfully seizes back vessel hit by US sanctions

An oil tanker sought by the US over allegedly circumventing sanctions on Iran was transferred from the UAE to Iran’s waters, a report said.

Iran has sent black boxes of downed plane to France – official

Iran has sent the black boxes from a Ukrainian airliner that it had accidentally downed in January to France for analysis, a Foreign Ministry official said on Saturday.

Motion on withdrawal from Additional Protocol meant to give Iran upper Hand: MP

An Iranian lawmaker said a parliamentary motion to cease Tehran’s voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is aimed at giving the Islamic Republic the upper hand in the face of the US sanctions.

Iran won’t let enemies prance around its territorial waters

A senior naval commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps says Iran will never allow the foreign forces to prance around its territorial waters.

Next meeting of JCPOA joint commission to be held as soon as possible: Borrell

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said on Friday that the next meeting of the Joint Commission will be scheduled as soon as travel conditions allow.

West concerned over Iran’s development under sanctions

Iran’s ambassador to IAEA, Kazem Gharibabadi stated that main concerns of western countries of the realization of Iran-China cooperation is Iran’s progress and development during the sanctions.


US looking for excuse to extend Iran arms embargo: China

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying once again criticized US efforts to advance the resolution to extend arms embargo on Iran.


Minister: Iranian scientists making progress in anti-coronavirus vaccine production

Health Minister Saeed Namaki declared the advances made by several Iranian research teams in the production of vaccine for the COVID-19 disease.


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 13,979.