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Iranians not to be brought to their knees in face of pressure: Pres. Rouhani

Iranian President said that Iranian people have shown that they have enough strength and power to face and resist the pressures and will not be brought to their knees.


Iran vows response to US harassment of passenger plane over Syria

Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the adventurist and dangerous move by US jet fighters against Mahan Air’s Beirut-bound passenger plane, saying Tehran will not leave any hostile move unanswered.


Brush fire put out near Iran military housing complex -reports

A short-circuit on a power line sparked a brush fire near a housing area for military officials in Tehran on Friday, police and the fire department said, denying there had been an explosion, Iranian news agencies reported.

Hezbollah raps US harassment of Iranian jetliner

The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah condemned the harassment of an Iranian passenger plane over Syria by two American fighter jets as an act of terrorism.


Iran confirms French procedure on Ukrainian plane black boxes

Iranian delegation dispatched to Paris for decoding Ukrainian plane black boxes confirmed the procedure of the Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis (BEA) for Civil Aviation Safety.


Syria calls US harassment of Iran airliner as ‘criminal act’

In reaction to the recent provocation by US warplanes against an Iranian airliner, Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations described it as a criminal act.

VP for Legal Affairs: Harassment of passenger planes means violation of international laws

Disturbing a passenger plane is equal to the violation of indispensable international rules and regulations, Iranian Vice President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneidi said after two US army fighter jets came close to an Iranian passenger plane over the Syrian airspace, forcing the pilot to make a sudden change of direction and altitude to avoid a collision.

Ukraine: Black box transcript confirms illegal interference with jet downed in Iran in January

The transcript from the black boxes from a Ukrainian jet accidentally shot down by Iran on January 8 confirm the fact of illegal interference with the plane, Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister wrote on Twitter on Friday.


Ghalibaf: Any criminal act by US to accelerate Israel’s end

Iranian Parliament speaker has reacted to the recent aggressive maneuvering by two US warplanes close to an Iranian airliner over Syria, saying that any misconduct by the US will lead to a sooner end of the Zionist regime.


Official: COVID-19 kills 195 more in Iran

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday that some 195 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 15,484.