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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.

Enable Iran to fight COVID19 pandemic, end sanctions: China to US

Beijing/UNI: Chinese envoy to the United Nations Zhang Jun on Tuesday urged US to end sanctions it has imposed on Iran so as to enable them to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

US accuses Iran of importing coronavirus to ‘at least 5 countries’

Washington/Sputnik: The government of Iran has transmitted the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to at least five countries, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Monday.

Iran screens over 10 million people for COVID-19 symptoms: Health Ministry

Tehran/Xinhua/UNI: Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education said that over 10 million Iranians have been screened for COVID-19 symptoms, Press TV reported on Monday.

Atomic agency cites concerns over Iran testing sites, offers COVID-19 assistance

New York/IBNS: Iran’s nuclear capabilities moved back into the international spotlight on Monday as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that it had concerns about possible “undeclared nuclear material and nuclear-related activities” in unregistered locations there.

Iran sees deadliest day of coronavirus outbreak with 49 fatalities

Tehran/Sputnik/UNI: Iran saw the steepest rise in coronavirus-related deaths overnight, with 49 people dying from the COVID-19 disease, the Health Ministry spokesman said Sunday.

Top Iranian diplomat says US surrendered to Taliban

Tehran/Sputnik/UNI:  Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Sunday described the US-Taliban peace deal as Washington’s "surrender" that followed years of a humiliating war in Afghanistan.

Coronavirus outbreak: Iran's deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi tests positive

Tehran/IBNS: A day after claiming that his government was getting the novel Coronavirus under its control, Iran deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi tested positive for the disease worsening the situation in the country, media reports said.

Number of coronavirus cases in Iran rises to 95, 15 dead

Tehran/Sputnik: Total number of people infected with novel coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, in Iran rose to  95, while 15 of them were killed by the virus, the country’s Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on Tuesday.

4 Iraqis infected with COVID-19 after visiting neighbouring Iran

Baghdad/Xinhua: Iraq announced four new cases of novel coronavirus disease in the country's northern province of Kirkuk on Tuesday, bringing the total number in Iraq to five.

Schools in Iran temporarily closing amid coronavirus spread – Tehran Education Department

Tehran/Sputnik/UNI: Schools in the Iranian capital are closing for two days amid the spread of the new coronavirus in the country, the Tehran education department has announced.

Iran says FATF designation not to affect foreign trade

Tehran/Xinhua/UNI:  Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati said that a decision by the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to blacklist the Islamic Republic will not affect the country's foreign trade, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

Iran to hold parliamentary elections on Friday

Tehran/Sputnik/UNI: The elections to Iran's 290-seat unicameral parliament will be held across the country on February 21.

Iran to support Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

Tehran/Xinhua/UNI: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Islamic republic will continue to support the Palestinian cause, Press TV reported on Wednesday.

US envoy threatens Solemani's successor with 'same fate' if killings of Americans continue

Moscow/Sputnik: The successor of Iranian top general Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds special forces unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) who was killed in a US strike earlier in January, will face a similar fate if they continue to kill US nationals, the US special representative for Iran, Brian Hook, told Arabic-language daily Asharq al-Awsat.