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Iran, imposes, curbs, coronavirus, toll rises

Iran imposes new curbs as coronavirus toll rises

07 July, 2020 5:07 pm 5:07 pm

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranians who do not wear masks will be denied state services and workplaces that fail to comply with health protocols will be shut for a week, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday as he launched new measures to try to curb the coronavirus.  Iran has been battling the spread of the coronavirus, … Read More

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Iran issues warrant for Trump over killing of top general

06 June, 2020 10:07 pm 10:07 pm

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday, according to the Fars news agency. The United States and Interpol both dismissed the idea of acting … Read More

Iran, Rouhani, raises, prospect, compulsory, face masks, public

Iran’s Rouhani raises prospect of compulsory wearing of face masks in...

06 June, 2020 11:57 am 11:57 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran is considering making it mandatory within days to wear masks in public places and covered spaces, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, as the tally of confirmed coronavirus cases continued to rise above 200,000. “Mainly for crowded and covered areas…we may make (masks) compulsory in a week, more or less. But … Read More

Iran, re-impose, restrictions, health, rules, not observed

Iran will re-impose restrictions if health rules not observed

06 June, 2020 6:36 pm 6:36 pm

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran will re-impose restrictions to stem a surge in coronavirus cases if health regulations are not observed, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday. After gradually relaxing its lockdown since mid-April, Iran has seen a sharp rise of new daily infections in recent weeks. While compliance with health protocols was as high as … Read More

Iran, Khamenei, Floyd, killing, exposes, real nature, US

Iran’s Khamenei says Floyd’s killing exposes real nature of US

06 June, 2020 4:21 pm 4:21 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the killing of George Floyd in police custody had exposed the true nature of the rulers of the United States. “The crime committed against this black man is the same thing the U.S. government has been doing against all the world,” Khamenei … Read More

Mosques, Iran, resume daily prayers, president

Mosques in Iran to resume daily prayers, says president

05 May, 2020 3:34 pm 3:34 pm

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Government employees went back to work in Iran on Saturday and President Hassan Rouhani said mosques are to resume daily prayers throughout the country, even though some areas are seeing high levels of coronavirus infections. Rouhani also said on state television that the hours of shopping malls, which had been allowed to … Read More

Rouhani, Iran, retaliate, US, Venezuela-bound, tankers

Rouhani says Iran to retaliate over any US ‘trouble’ for Venezu...

05 May, 2020 5:36 pm 5:36 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Saturday of retaliatory measures against the United States if Washington caused problems for tankers carrying Iranian fuel to Venezuela, the semi-official news agency Mehr reported. “If our tankers in the Caribbean or anywhere in the world face trouble caused by the Americans, they (the US) will … Read More

Iran, dismisses, US threat, trigger, return, UN sanctions

Iran dismisses US threat to trigger return of UN sanctions

05 May, 2020 6:08 pm 6:08 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Foreign Minister on Thursday dismissed as ‘foolish claims’ US threats to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions if the UN Security Council does not extend an arms embargo on Tehran, state media reported. The US special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, on Wednesday publicly confirmed the strategy two weeks … Read More

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US envoy threatens to trigger return of UN sanctions on Iran

05 May, 2020 8:30 am 8:30 am

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US publicly threatened on Wednesday to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions on Iran if the UN Security Council does not extend an arms embargo on Tehran that is due to expire in October under the Iran nuclear deal. US special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, confirmed the … Read More

Iran, swap prisoners, US, without preconditions

Iran ready to swap prisoners with US without preconditions

05 May, 2020 11:24 am 11:24 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran is ready for a full prisoner exchange with the United States, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei was quoted as saying by Khabaronline news website on Sunday, adding that Washington has yet to respond to Iran’s call on a prisoner swap. “We are ready to exchange Iranian and American prisoners and we … Read More

Iran’s president says Tehran watches US closely, but won’t star...

04 April, 2020 5:59 pm 5:59 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Tehran was closely following US activities, but would never initiate a conflict in the region. Rouhani’s comments, which come at a time of rising tension between Washington and Tehran, were made during a telephone call to Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Iranian … Read More

Iran, 4585, coronavirus deaths, restrictions, eased

Iran records 4,585 coronavirus deaths as restrictions eased

04 April, 2020 4:16 pm 4:16 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 4,585, with 111 more overnight, a health ministry official said on Monday, adding the total number of infected cases had reached 73,303 in the most-affected Middle Eastern country.  On Sunday, the government lifted a ban on travel between cities within Iranian provinces, … Read More

Iran virus virus deaths dropping novel coronavirus

Iran says virus deaths pass 4,000 but cases dropping

04 April, 2020 8:16 pm 8:16 pm

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran’s health ministry on Thursday said 117 new deaths from the novel coronavirus took the total to 4,110 in one of the countries worst hit by the pandemic. But ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said the latest figures showed there was a downward trend in the number of new coronavirus infections. “Today we … Read More

Iran’s Rouhani says low-risk economic activities to resume from April...

04 April, 2020 3:54 pm 3:54 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s president said on Sunday “low-risk” economic activities would resume from April 11 in the Middle Eastern country worst-affected by the new coronavirus. Iran has been struggling to curb the spread of the highly infectious respiratory disease known as COVID-19 but authorities are also concerned that measures to limit public life to … Read More

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IHC turns down plea to bring back Pakistani pilgrims stranded in Iran

04 April, 2020 12:14 pm 12:14 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court turned down a petition to bring back Pakistani pilgrims stranded in Iran on Wednesday. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition regarding to bring back Pakistanis stranded in Iran. During the hearing, the petitioner argued that thousands of Pakistanis stranded in the Iran and their visas … Read More