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Iran not a ‘bargaining chip’, President Rouhani tells world leaders at UN

New York: Iran is not a “bargaining chip” to be factored into elections and domestic policy in the United States, the country’s President, Hassan Rouhani has said, stressing that the overall era of dominance and hegemony by a few world powers is “long over.”

Iran executes wrestler Navid Afkari amid global outcry, Olympic body expresses shock

Tehran/IBNS:  Iran has executed a 27-year-old wrestler for allegedly murdering a government employee despite appeals by athletes across the world and international bodies, an AFP report said.

Explosion of chlorine gas cylinders injures 217 in western Iran

Tehran/Xinhua: The explosion of chlorine gas cylinders has injured at least 217 people in Zanjireh Olya village in Iran's western Ilam province, Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) reported on Saturday.

Two U.S. citizens, one Pakistani national charged with moving U.S. currency to Iran

Washington: A complaint was unsealed on Thursday, charging two U.S. citizens with federal crimes related to Iran.

Iran arrests people on "espionage" charges

Tehran/Xinhua: Iran's Intelligence Ministry has disbanded five spying teams connected with foreign espionage services and arrested a number of people in this regard, Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei opens Twitter account in Hindi  

Tehran:  Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei has opened an account in micro-blogging site Twitter in Hindi.

Iran urged to release rights activist with COVID-19 symptoms ‘before it is too late’

New York: A group of independent UN human rights experts has called for Iran to urgently release an activist who reportedly is ill with COVID-19 symptoms “before it is too late”.

Iran refutes claims on explosion in western Tehran province – Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: The Iranian authorities have denied reports on an alleged explosion that took place in the province of Tehran late on Thursday, the IRIB broadcaster reported on Friday, citing the head of one of the local cities.

Iran's Atomic Energy body reports incident during construction work at Natanz facility

Tehran/Sputnik: The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on Thursday reported an incident during construction work at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant, which damaged one of the awnings under construction.

Iran nuclear deal still best way to ensure peace, DiCarlo tells Security Council

New York/IBNS: The UN regrets that the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is in doubt, but notwithstanding current challenges, that landmark deal is still the best way to ensure that Iran’s nuclear programme proceeds along a peaceful path, the UN’s top political official said on Tuesday.

Iran sentences CIA spy to death for leaking intel on Soleimani

Tehran/Sputnik/UNI: Iran has sentenced to death one of its own nationals who was found guilty of providing CIA and Mossad intelligence data on the movement of Qasem Soleimani, the Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force commander, before he was killed by the United States earlier in the year, Gholam Hossein Esmaili, the spokesman for the country's judiciary, said on Tuesday.

Iran reopens cafes, restaurants after 2 months

Tehran/UNI: Cafes and restaurants reopened in Iran on Tuesday after a COVID induced closure of two months to curb the spread of the pandemic.

UN rights chief rejects killings acknowledged by Cameroon, and Iran’s execution of child offenders

New York/IBNS: The UN’s human rights chief has been weighing in on recent killings committed by State authorities, or by rogue members of State military forces, emphasizing that all Governments must strictly abide by international law and hold those who serve, accountable for any violations.

Iran plans to use plasma of recovered people for new COVID-19 patients

Tehran/Xinhua/UNI: Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Iran's capital Tehran is considering the use of COVID-19 convalescent plasma in the newly affected patients, Press TV reported on Sunday.

Iran registers record 2,205 cases in 24 hours, total exceeds 27,000 - Health Ministry

Tehran/Sputnik/UNI:  Iran’s Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 2,205 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours with 143 people losing their lives.