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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that those residing in the White House will not remain there for eternity as sanctions are also not perpetual either.
The Iranian security forces have busted a major arms trafficking ring in the northern province of Alborz, the Intelligence Ministry said.
Iran’s Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri said that the defense industry is a strong support for the armed forces to defend the independence and territorial integrity of the country.
Head of the Presidential Office Mahmoud Vaezi dismissed the US claim of confiscating four Iranian tankers and said it is every country’s right to buy and sell oil in international waters.
Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf pointed to the effectiveness of standing against enemies, noting that the resistance has always brought great victories for the country.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry dismissed as totally false a report by the US news agencies that Iran has offered bounties to the Taliban for targeting American troops in Afghanistan.
Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned of Iran’s crushing response to any act of aggression, saying the Iranian missiles can cripple the enemy’s anti-missile systems and penetrate into their air defense shield.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Hanif Atmar in a phone conversation reviewed peace talks, the importance of intra-Afghan talks without foreign intervention, calling for achievements of the peace talks over the last 18 years to be saved.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message congratulated new Omani Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood al-Busaidi on assuming the post.
Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Wednesday that some 153 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 20,125.