Iran Summons Swiss Envoy Over US Election Claim

Iran summoned the Swiss envoy on Thursday to protest against what it called "baseless" US claims that Tehran has tried to interfere with the 2020 presidential election in November. "Iran's strong rejection of American officials' repetitive, baseless, and false claims was conveyed to the Swiss amb


Iran health minister urges tougher COVID action as new cases soar

  Iran’s health minister appealed on Wednesday for more public and government support to enforce restrictions aimed at stemming a third major outbreak of coronavirus infections as new cases set a daily record of 5,039. “Everyone should know that I, as health minister, cannot b


Iran Registers More Than 5,000 COVID-19 Cases In One Day

Iran on Tuesday reported its highest single-day toll of new coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic with more than 5,000 new infections, as the country struggles to cope with a surge in transmission. Iran’s health ministry also reported that 322 people had died from the virus, pus


Iran admits official virus toll is untrue

Iranian authorities have admitted for the first time that their official figures for coronavirus cases do not reflect the true scale of the outbreak.The admission came as Iran’s daily death toll from COVID-19 again set a record, with 337 fatalities on Monday. The previous high was 279, last


Iran Again Breaks Its Single-Day Record for Virus Deaths

Iran recorded its worst day of new deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with 337 confirmed dead on Monday. The grim milestone represents a significant spike from the previous single-day death toll record of 279. Fatalities have soared in recent weeks, as authorities struggle to co


Iran Says UN Arms Embargo on Tehran Has Been Lifted

Iran's Foreign Ministry released an official statement on Sunday announcing the termination of arms restriction imposed on the country. It said that the definitive and unconditional termination of arms restrictions and travel bans requires no new resolution, state news agency IRNA reported.


Ministry: Iran's COVID-19 Death Toll Above 30,000

The death toll in Iran from the coronavirus pandemic has crossed the 30,000 mark, the health ministry announced Saturday. "We have lost 253 of our fellow citizens to COVID-19 over the past 24 hours," ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told a daily briefing. The latest deaths raised the overall


Iran: One of 2 Cyberattack Targets was Country's Ports

One of the targets of large cyberattacks on two Iranian government institutions this week was the electronic infrastructure of the country's ports, an Iranian news agency reported on Friday. The government's Information Technology Organization on Thursday reported the hacking of two institutions


Iran Acknowledges Cyberattacks on Government Departments

Iran's cybersecurity authority acknowledged on Thursday cyberattacks on two governmental departments this week. The cyberattacks occurred Tuesday and Wednesday and were under investigation, the state-owned IRAN daily newspaper said. While the report did not say which government departments


Iran Criticizes IAEA Chief

Several Iranian government agencies lashed out Tuesday at head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi who told an Austrian newspaper that Iranians continue to enrich uranium to a much higher degree than they have committed themselves to. State-owned ISNA news agency &ldquo


Iran Virus Death Toll Hits Record High

For the third time in a week, Iran on Wednesday marked its highest single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus, with 279 people killed and 4,830 new patients. Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari made the announcement as Iran struggles with the worst outbreak in th


Rouhani Orders Boosting Non-Oil Exports to Face US Sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Sunday for promoting trade with neighboring countries and boosting non-oil exports to face the impact of the US sanctions. This came as the Iranian rial fell to a new low only three days after new US sanctions were announced against 18 Iranian banks. Addre


Iran Has Highest Day Death Toll From Virus, Currency Plunges

Iran announced on Sunday its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 251 confirmed dead, the same day local media reported two senior officials had been infected and the nation's currency plunged to its lowest level ever. Health Ministry spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari said the total


Fire Breaks Out at Tehran Metro Station

A fire broke out at a metro station in the west of the Iranian capital on Saturday, the semi-official Mehr news agency said, adding there were no casualties. A spokesman for the state emergency services, Mojtaba Khaledi, said a gas leak appeared to have caused the 7.45 a.m. blaze at the Ekbatan s


Iranian Hospitals Battling Coronavirus to Stop Non-Emergency Treatment

Iran announced on Friday that non-emergency patients would not be admitted to hospitals due to large numbers of coronavirus patients as the governor of Tehran extended the closure of public places in the capital, which has been the hardest hit. It was not clear if the hospital directive, which wa


Iran’s Rouhani warns against transfer of Syria fighters to Azerbaijan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani yesterday warned that his country will not tolerate the presence of foreign fighters – “terrorists that Iran has fought for years” – close to its northern border, where the on-going conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan is occurring over t


Rouhani Urges Regional Peace in Talk with Azerbaijan's President

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani told his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev by telephone on Tuesday that Tehran valued regional peace and supported preserving the territorial integrity of neighbors, an Iranian government website reported. "The issue of peace in the region is very important and, of co


Iran Warns Europe against Obstructing ‘Gains’ of Lifting Arms Embargo

Iran warned the European Union against taking any steps that would obstruct “gains” from lifting an arms embargo on Tehran expected to expire later this month. The embargo on conventional arms shipments to Iran is set to expire on October 18 after the United States failed to win suppo



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