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