Iran’s coverage: Public sector must be at forefront of tackling inflation: Pres. Rouhani

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President says Govt determined to create balance to thwart pressures

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the Government is determined to create a balance in terms of satisfactory supply of the fundamental needs of the people and thwart all pressures imposed by the enemies as well.

NPC earned $15bn in 1 Year

CEO of National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Behzad Mohammadi has highlighted fluctuations in petrochemical production during the first two-month period of the current calendar year due to the Covid-19 outbreak, saying: “We have now reached stability in production and we are witnessing an 18% growth in the stock exchange transactions years-on-year.”

Vice-Speaker: Harassment of Iran’s civil plane, sign of US’ fear of revenge for General Soleimani’s assassination

Parliament’s Vice-Speaker Amir-Hossein Qazizadeh Hashemi said that US warplanes’ hostile move against Iranian Mahan Airbus shows that Washington is seriously scared of Tehran’s revenge for Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, and added that the revenge will change the region’s fate.

 

Iran supporting intra-Afghan peace talks, envoy says

The special envoy of Iran’s foreign minister for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherianfard said that Iran emphasizes the need for peace, based on the results of the Afghan-Afghan-led talks.

Op. Mersad proves need for vigilance against enemies: Army

Iran’s Army has issued a statement on the anniversary of Operation Mersad, highlighting the need for being vigilant against plots of enemies.

Iran to maintain balanced ties with all Eurasian, East Asian powers: Spokesman

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said the Islamic Republic is determined to uphold its longstanding policy of maintaining “balanced” and “friendly” relations with all Eurasian and East Asian powers.

Lebanon says to sue US over harassment of Iranian airliner

Beirut is going to lodge a complaint at international institutions and organizations after two US fighter jets harassed a Lebanon-bound Iranian civilian aircraft over Syria’s airspace, Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hasan said.

Iran rejects US envoy’s comments on Afghan peace talks

Iran’s Embassy in Kabul dismissed comments from US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation about Tehran’s “insufficient support” for the Afghan peace process, reaffirming the Islamic Republic’s backing for the intra-Afghan negotiations.

Parliament to address US attack on Iran’s airliner

Deputy Chairman of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Abbas Moghtadaei said that the UN must condemn US attack on the Iranian airliner.

 

Official: COVID-19 kills 216 more in Iran

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Sunday that some 216 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 15,700.