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19 Oct 2020
Iran in Brief
Israel Weighs In Over End of Iran Arms Embargo
Israeli defense minister Benyy Gantz has reiterated that his country together with allies will try tp prevent any weapons trade by Iran.
Iran Announces Its Highest Daily Covid Death Toll
Iran on Octobe 19 announced its highest-ever daily Covid-19 death toll of 337, bringing the total to more than 30,000 deaths.
Ukraine Demands The Full Truth As Talks With Iran Begin On Downed Airliner
Second round of talks between Ukraine and Iran have started amid Ukrainian demands of a full report by Iran on the downing of a jetliner in January.
Iran Denies $20 Billion Of Its Money Is Blocked In China
Iran's foreign ministry has denied a media report that $20 billion of its money is blocked in China due to US banking samctions.
Defense Chief Says Many Countries Interested To Buy Weapons From Iran
Iran's defense minister "many countries" are interested to buy weapons, after the UN arms embargo on Tehran expired on October 18.
Family Of Killed Teenager: Police Shot Ashkan For No Reason
The family of Ashkan Azizi, the 17-year-old teenager in Kermanshah who was shot and killed by the police on Thursday, say police violated regulations...
Pompeo Calls On Nations Not To Enter Arms Trades With Iran
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called other nations not to trade arms with Iran after the UN arms embargo on Tehran ended October 18.
Rouhani Says Government Has Saved Iran From 'Collapse' In Face Of US Sanctions
Iran's president Hassan Rouhani October 18 said his government has been able to save the country from collapse amid US sanctions.
Russia Says Ready For Cooperation With Iran After UN Arms Embargo Expired
In the first international reaction to the expiration of Iran’s UN arms embargo on October 18, Russia has pledged “cooperation in military-technical...
Governor In Iran Says Violators Of Covid Rules Should Do Community Service In Hospitals
The governor of Iran’s Zanjan Province has announced that anyone violating Covid-19 health protocols, endangering the lives of others, will be...
Iran's Official Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 30,000 Mark
The spokesperson for Iran’s Ministry of Health, Sima Lari, announced on Saturday that with 253 more deaths, the official coronavirus death toll has...
Tehran Says Medicine Seized By Iraq 'Not Iranian'
The Iranian Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a statement on Saturday said 19 truckloads of medicine seized by Iraqi Military Intelligence had...
Ukraine Wants Transparency As Talks Resume Monday On Airliner Downed by Iran
A second round of negotiations between Iran and Ukraine will start on Monday over the shooting down of a civilian jetliner near Tehran in January by...
Ex-Minister Says Iran Needs Economic Reform And Can’t Just Look To Biden
Former minister Abbas Akhundi has advised Iranians not to invest their hopes in a change of circumstances if Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden...
US National Security Advisor Says Iran Will Negotiate If Trump Reelected
The US National Security Advisor, Ambassador Robert O’Brien told a video conference by Aspen Institute October 16 that “It would be very difficult...
Iranian Police Kills 17-Year-Old In Kermanshah
Hengaw Human Rights Organization reported that a 17-year-old boy was killed by a police shooting in Kermanshah and another teenager was injured...
Activists Concerned About Forced Marriage Of 11 Year-Old-Girl
A number of civil rights activists have expressed concerns about the possibility of an 11 year-old-girl in Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan...
Iran Confirms Cyberattack On Ports, Now ‘Running Normally’
Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) on Thursday [October 15] confirmed that seaports had suffered cyberattacks on Tuesday but said they had...
Renowned Surgeon Says Iran Will ‘Forgive’ Khamenei If He Leaves Now
Iranian-German surgeon Rahim Rahmanzadeh, 86, has called on Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, to leave the country rather than suffer the fate of...
Iraq Busts Medicine-Smuggling Operation From Iran
Iraqi military intelligence has said that it has thwarted “the largest drug smuggling operation from Iran to Iraq through Diyala,” a border province...
US Sentences Iranian CEO To Prison For Violating Sanctions On Iran
US State Department announced that Sajjad Shahidian, founder and CEO of Payment24 has been sentenced to 23 months in prison for violating US...
Ten More Rockets From Karabakh Conflict Hit Iranian Villages
The governor of Khoda Afarin county in East Azarbaijan in the northwest of Iran reported that from 11:00 am till 4:00 pm on Thursday, 10 rockets from...