Iran’s coverage: US isolated as allies and opponents reject its bid to snapback UN sanctions on Iran

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Five other members of UNSC declare US anti-Iranian demand illegal

The missions of South Africa, Tunisia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Vietnam in letters to the United Nations Security Council called the US demand on snapback invocation against Iran illegal.


JCPOA joint commission to convene on Sept 1

The European Union (EU) said in a statement on Friday that the next meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will be held in Vienna on September 1.


Iranian defense minister to visit Moscow

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami will visit Moscow to review issues of mutual interest with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, IRNA reported on Saturday.


Iranian MPs table motion on JCPOA exit if snapback triggered

A group of Iranian lawmakers put forward a motion for an automatic withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal in case the activation of snapback mechanism in the JCPOA would re-impose the UN sanctions on Tehran.

Iranian President praises doctors for tireless battle with COVID-19

President Hassan Rouhani paid tribute to Iranian physicians and medical society for their courageous battle in the war against the coronavirus pandemic, hailing them as heroes protecting the lives of people.


Iran commemorates national day of Avicenna, Persian polymath

Iran marks the national day of Avicenna, the prominent Persian philosopher and physician on August 22.

Iran making long-range aerial cruise missile: Defense Minister

Iran’s defense minister said Tehran is developing a long-range air-launched cruise missile (ALCM).


IAEA chief may visit Iran next week: Russia

Permanent Representative of Russia to Vienna-based international organizations wrote in a tweet that the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency “may visit” Iran next week.


Tehran to response harshly to any return of arms embargo: Iran UN envoy

Describing Washington’s claim to invoke the ‘snapback’ mechanism as baseless, Majid Takht Ravanchi warned that Tehran would respond harshly to any return of arms embargo.


COVID-19 kills 126 more Iranians over past 24 hours

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday that some 126 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 20,502.