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US presidential candidate concerned about effects of sanctions on Iran’s fighting coronavirus
Tehran, Feb 29, IRNA – A US Democrat Senator and candidate for 2020 Presidential election wrote in a letter to the State Secretary Mike Pompeo and Steve Mnuchin to express concern about the effects of Donald Trump’s administration’s sanctions on Iran in its fight against the coronavirus epidemic.
Official hails Iran's achievement in treating cancer
Tehran, Feb 29, IRNA - Iran enjoys the highest level of innovation cases and research in the area of cancer treatment across the region especially the Islamic countries, Deputy Health Minister Reza Malekzadeh said on Saturday.
Chinese medical team arrives in Iran
Tehran, Feb 29, IRNA – A Chinese medical team with new aid consignment arrived in Iran on Saturday morning, Chinese Ambassador to Iran Chang Hua said in a Twitter message.
Iran terms coronavirus epidemic an int'l issue
Tehran, Feb 29, IRNA – Iranian Embassy in France in a statement elaborated on the measures taken to confront coronavirus, saying it is an international issue which all countries should help contain by maintaining synergy and collective cooperation.
Iranian airlines take home citizens from UAE after restrictions due to coronavirus outbreak
Tehran, Feb 29, IRNA – Some 1,459 Iranian passengers, who were unable to return to Iran from UAE due to restrictions following the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, have returned to the country so far.
Iran Embassy in Sweden ready for shipment of medical equipment
Tehran, Feb 29, IRNA – Iranian diplomatic mission in Sweden said on Saturday that it is well-prepared for coordination to ship medical equipment provided by the Swedish individuals, companies, government and Iranian nationals to Iran to fight coronavirus epidemic.
Iran says US has no resolve to help Iran fight epidemic, Pompeo misleading public opinion
Tehran, Feb 29, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Friday that the US has no resolve to help Iran fight COVID-19 epidemic and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's is misleading world public opinion.
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Feb 29
Tehran, Feb 29, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in the English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Saturday:
China sends second anti-Corona aid shipment to Iran
Beijing, Feb 28, IRNA – China will send its second medical aid shipment including over 50,000 advanced COVID-19 test kits and oxygen generators to Tehran tonight.
Vaezi, Azeri deputy premier discuss bilateral issues on phone
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA -- Head of Presidential Office Mahmoud Vaezi and Azerbaijan Republic Deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev discuss bilateral issues as well as ways of promoting Tehran-Baku ties further.
US sanctions more sinister than Coronavirus: Iran official
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA -- Head of Presidential Office's Center for Strategic Studies Hesameddin Ashena said on Friday that the US sanction is the same background disease that makes Corona more lethal and sinister for Iranians.
30 killed, several injured as passenger train collides with bus in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 28, IRNA -- At least 30 people were killed and dozens others injured when a passenger train collided with a bus in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province on Friday night.
Any action against Iran will receive crushing response: Spox
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Friday that Islamic Republic of Iran will give a crushing and regretful response to any aggression and foolish move by the Zionist regime.
Armed forces boast of suitable capacities to counter Coronavirus
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA – Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami voiced readiness for setting up mobile hospitals, producing masks and test kits, beds and isolated ambulances to counter Coronavirus, saying that armed forces have suitable capacities in this respect.
Pasteur Institute approves test kits made by Iran's Defense Ministry
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA – Government spokesman Ali Rabiei hailed Iranians medical experts' achievements in the fight against Coronavirus and said that Pasteur Institute has approved the test kits produced by Defense Ministry.
World's biggest Shahnameh unveiled in India
New Delhi, Feb 28, IRNA- Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh Cultural and Artistic Festival and National Identity titled "The Tree of Friendship" was held at the International Center of India on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of India-Iran diplomatic relations.
Iranian weightlifter bags 3 gold medals in West Asian Champs
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA – Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi in the weight category of 96kg received three gold medals in West Asian Championships which is underway in the United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan terms recent developments in Syria’s Idlib region a grave threat
Islamabad, Feb 28, IRNA – Pakistan says recent developments in Syria’s Idlib region are not only a grave threat to regional peace and security but will also exacerbate the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the region.
Iran receives 5th consignment of coronavirus test kits
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA - Representative of the World Health Organization in Iran Christoph Hamelmann in a message announced that the 5th shipment of coronavirus test kits arrived in Iran on Friday.
Iran-China bonds to deepen in process of combating coronavirus, Zarif says
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday in a phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi said that the bonds of Iran and China will be strengthened in the process of fighting against coronavirus.
US illegal sanctions, threat to global health security: Iran embassy
Islamabad, Feb 28, IRNA -- Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Pakistan says the US unilateral and illegal sanctions are a threat to international health security.
Iranian feature ‘Weightlessness’ awarded in US
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA – Iran's film feature ‘Weightlessness’ written and directed by Mehdi Fard-Qaderi received an award at the North Carolina Film Award in the US.
Iran's Foreign Ministry calls for resolving unrest in Idlib
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Ministry in a statement on Friday stressed the need to resolve the ongoing unrest in Idlib of Syria.
Coronavirus death toll mounts to 34 in Iran
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA - Head of the Iran's Health Ministry's public relations office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Friday that 34 Iranians have passed away due to coronavirus.
INCB urges improving substance use prevention, treatment services for youth
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA – The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) in its 2019 annual report called for increased focus on improving substance use prevention and treatment services for young people.
Feature ‘Kiarostami and His Missing Cane’ to compete in Chile
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA – Iranian feature film ‘Kiarostami and His Missing Cane’ directed by Mahmoud-Reza Sani is to go on screen at Chilean film festival (Felacos) slated to be held during March 5-8.
French Legion of Honour granted to Iranian star Shahab Hosseini
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA – Shahab Hosseini, the actor of Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning movies “A Separation” and “The Salesman” has received French Legion of Honour.
Iranians abroad introduce campaign demanding immediate removal of medical sanctions to fight coronavirus
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA – Amid the outbreak of coronavirus in the globe, Iranians have called on the international community to remove sanctions on medicine to take steps for combating the disease in the country.
Two Iranian documentaries to compete at Croatian Fest
Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA – Two Iranian cinematic works are to compete at the International documentary film festival of Croatia (ZagrebDox) scheduled to be held in March 2020.
US government politicizes coronavirus, says Iranian official
Tehran, Feb 27, IRNA - In a meeting with Jagan Chapagain, the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva on Thursday, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand said that the US administration unprofessionally politicizes coronavirus.