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US representing a truly failed model: Ayatollah Khamenei
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei slammed the US government as a model of complete failure, saying human values like health, justice and security are being trampled on in the United States more than anywhere else.
Iran-Russia military coop. ‘positive, progressive’: Hatami
Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that military cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation is ‘positive and progressive’.
Leader receives president, his cabinet on Natl. Govt. Week
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is meeting with President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members via video conference.
Iran’s FM explains why US retains no right to demand ‘Snapback’ of sanctions
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a video posted on his Twitter account explained why Washington has no right to demand the return of all UN sanctions against Tehran through the so-called snapback mechanism stipulated in the 2015 nuclear deal.
Iran is Russia’s strategic partner: Russian Defense Min.
The Russian Defense Min. Sergey Shoygu referred to the join strategical, regional and international goals and interests between Tehran and Moscow, underlining the developing mutual defense cooperation between the two sides.
Maduro says Venezuela buying Iranian missiles ‘a good idea’
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday said it would be a “good idea” to look into buying missiles from Iran, a day after Colombia said Venezuela was considering such a plan amid growing ties between Caracas and Tehran.
COVID-19 shrinks Iran’s economy by only 3%: President
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said while the novel coronavirus pandemic has slashed major economies in the world by up to 20 percent, Iran’s economy has contracted only by 3 percent.
Iran releases Ukrainian plane’s flight recorder data
The Civil Aviation Organization of Iran disclosed data from the black boxes of a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran in January.
Iran registers 2,113 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,113 people and claimed 141 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.