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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.
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 of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is meeting with President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members via video conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Civil Aviation Organization of Iran disclosed data from the black boxes of a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran in January.
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.