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Iran Blames Growing COVID-19 Toll on ‘Criminal US’

Iran’s Health Minister Saeed Namaki has held the US accountable for the growing number of coronavirus cases in the Islamic Republic.
US Max Pressure Aimed at Isolating Iran, Official Says

US Max Pressure Aimed at Isolating Iran, Official Says

An Iranian presidential official has warned that the objective behind the Trump administration’s policy of maximum pressure on Iran is to exclude the Islamic Republic from the international connections.
'Zarif's UNSC Speech Thwart US Efforts to Extend Iran Arms Embargo'

‘Zarif’s UNSC Speech Thwarts US Efforts to Extend Iran Arms Embargo’

An expert says the United States sought to get Security Council members on board with extending an arms embargo on Iran, but to no avail.
Iran Making Progress in Energy Sector Despite US Bans, Pandemic: President

Iran Making Progress in Energy Sector Despite US Bans, Pandemic: President

President Hassan Rouhani has highlighted Iran’s major advances in the water treatment and electricity industries, saying the administration takes pride in launching new projects under the pressure of the US sanctions and the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
Foreign Minister Zarif Addresses UN Security Council Meeting

Foreign Minister Zarif Addresses UN Security Council Meeting

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has addressed a virtual meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the implementation of Resolution 2231.
US Alone in Anti-Iran Stance at UN Security Council: Envoy

US Alone in Anti-Iran Stance at UN Security Council: Envoy

Iran’s ambassador to the UN says the US has been isolated by other members of the UN Security Council with regards to its demand that an arms embargo on Iran be extended.
US Push for Economic Collapse of Iran Has Gone Nowhere: VP

US Push for Economic Collapse of Iran Has Gone Nowhere: VP

Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri says the US government’s attempts at economic collapse of Iran have ended in failure with the resistance shown by the great Iranian nation.
US Deprives Iran's Chemical Warfare Victims of Access to Medicine

US Deprives Iran’s Chemical Warfare Victims of Access to Medicine: Zarif

Iran’s foreign minister says the United States' “inhumane” sanctions have prevented Iranian victims of chemical warfare from accessing the medicine they need.
Iran May Reconsider Ties with S Korea over Frozen Assets: MP

Iran May Reconsider Ties with S Korea over Frozen Assets: MP

An Iranian lawmaker says Seoul’s move to block Tehran's assets would not go unanswered, and Tehran may reconsider its trade relations with South Korea.
Arms Embargo Won’t Affect Iran’s Defence Power: Top General

Arms Embargo Won’t Affect Iran’s Defence Power: Top General

A senior Iranian military commander says arms embargoes will have no bearing on the country’s defence capability.