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Tehran Says INSTEX Insufficient Enough amid Crisis

Tehran Says INSTEX Insufficient Enough amid Crisis

Iran has welcomed the launch of the financial mechanism known as the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) to bypass US sanctions.

Case Filed Against Iranian MP for Remarks over Downed Ukrainian Plane

Case Filed Against Iranian MP for Remarks over Downed Ukrainian Plane

A criminal case has been filed against Iranian lawmaker Hassan Noroozi for “spreading lies, causing public concern, and disrupting judicial investigations" concerning comments he made over Iran’s downing of a Ukrainian civilian airliner in January which killed all 176 onboard, said head of the judic

Macron Urges Iran to Respect Nuclear Commitments

French President Emmanuel Macron urged Iran to respect its nuclear obligations, adding that this was the moment when the international community must come together to fight the coronavirus. He made his remarks during a telephone call with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani. “He (Macron) ho

Tehran Warns Washington After Patriot Deployment to Iraq

Tehran Warns Washington After Patriot Deployment to Iraq

Iran accused Washington on Wednesday of dragging the Middle East to a disaster in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic after it deployed Patriot air defense missiles to Iraq. The US deployment runs "counter to the official position of the Iraqi government, parliament and people," a foreign minis

Iran Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs as Rouhani Presses for Sanctions Relief

Iran Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs as Rouhani Presses for Sanctions Relief

Iran’s death toll from the coronavirus crossed the 3,000 mark as President Hassan Rouhani called for sanctions relief from the United States. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said the death toll now stood at 3,036. He said 2,987 new cases brought the total to 47,593.

Iran Warns US after Deployment of Patriot Air Defense Systems to Iraq

Iran Warns US after Deployment of Patriot Air Defense Systems to Iraq

Iran and its militias operating in Iraq issued on Tuesday threats to the US, a day after it deployed Patriot air defense systems to the Ain al-Asad base in the province of Anbar and the Harir base near Irbil. The Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) warned in a statement that the slightest mistake b

Iran Virus Cases Top 40,000 as Prisoners Riot

Iran Virus Cases Top 40,000 as Prisoners Riot

The number of declared coronavirus infections in Iran topped 40,000 Monday, as the government warned the outbreak could run for several more months and cost over 10,000 lives. With the tally climbing, President Hassan Rouhani stood accused of failing to take prompt action by some of his political

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