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Iran announced on Saturday that it has captured the ringleader of a US-based Tondar (Thunder) terrorist group, Jamshid Sharmahd.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan hailed Tehran-Ankara relations in various arenas, especially in the economic and trade fields, and said that Iran is resolved to develop friendly relations with Turkey.
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,548 people in Iran in the past 24 hours, increasing the total cases to 306,752, said Health Ministry Spokesperson Sima Lari on Saturday.
The next round of talks between Ukraine and Iran on compensation for a Ukrainian jet downed near Tehran in January is scheduled for October, the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office said on Friday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed confidence that the friendly relations between the Islamic Republic and Switzerland will grow considering the ample opportunities for mutual cooperation.
Iran’s Judiciary rejected social media hype on the health conditions of the Australian-British prisoner, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who has been sentenced for harming Iran’s security and espionage, saying she is in fully good health conditions.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed Saturday the need to follow all health protocols for the public set by the Ministry of Health to deal with the coronavirus pandemic until vaccine is available.
Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan reviewed bilateral relations, stressing the need for implementation of the Rasht-Astara railway.
Two Iranian border guards were martyred in a clash with gunmen in Sardasht County, West Azerbaijan province.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi reiterated that the Iranian Armed Forces are fully prepared to confront enemies’ movements, and will surely prevent intruders from infiltrating the country.