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22 Apr 2021
Iran in Brief
Iranian MP: Coronavirus Vaccine Being Sold On Black Market
While some Iranian officials deny the sale of coronavirus vaccines on the black market, MP Mohsen Alizadeh, a member of the economic committee at the...
Iran's Inflation Rate Reaches An Alarming 50 Percent
The point-to-point inflation rate in Iran reached 50 percent in March-April, the Statistical Center of Iran has reported.
Korea Frees $30 Million Frozen Iranian Funds For Covid Vaccines: Official
An Iranian official says South Korea will release $30 million dollars of blocked funds for Iran to purchase Covid vaccines.
Activists Ask IOC To Sanction Iran's Olympic Program
Athletes and activists have written to the IOC to take up measures againt Iran's Olympic program for what they say is coercion of athletes not to compete against Israelis.
Israeli Foreign Minister Calls On World Powers To Stop Iran's Nuclear Weapons Development
The Foreign Minister of Israel Gabi Ashkenazi called on the world powers to ensure Iran cannot develop a nuclear weapon in the future. “Iran is...
Saudi Arabia Calls On Iran To Engage In Nuclear Talks, Avoid Escalation
Saudi Arabia has again called on Iran to be cooperative with world powers in nuclear negotiations taking place in Vienna.
Another Iran Guards General In Qods Force Dies Of Covid
Another high-ranking officer of Iran's extraterritorial Quds force has dies of Covid-19.
Vienna Talks Moving To Sequence Sanctions-Lifting With Iran Nuclear Curbs
From early statements on April 20, it appears that Iran uclear talks in Vienna are heading toward a sequencing agreement for removing US sanctions and teps to be taken by Iran.
Iran Facing Electricity Shortages As Drought Restricts Hydro-Electric Power
Iran will face power shortages as another year of relative drought threatens hydro-electric power generation, the minister of energy has sadi.
Rouhani Says Covid Vaccination Top Priority, Others Question Election Timing
As Iran grapples with a fourth Covid wave, President Hassan Rouhani says vaccinations are a high priority, but there is no outlook for acquring a large quantity.
Iran's Coronavirus Taskforce: Vaccination Will Be Free For All Groups
The spokesperson for Iran’s coronavirus taskforce says vaccinations for all groups will be free of charge, contradicting his previous announcement
Iran, IAEA Start Talks On Unexplained Uranium Traces
The UN's IAEA and Iran have talks aimed at obtaining explanations from Tehran on the origin of uranium traces it found at undeclared locations in Iran
Iran's Intelligence Minister Has COVID, Recovering At Home- Report
Iran’s Minister of Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi has contracted the coronavirus and is in quarantine t his home, Ruydad 24 news website reported on...
Ahmadinejad Wants Iran Security Chiefs Charged Over Natanz Attack
Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Security chiefs should be prosecuted for negligence over the April 11 sabotage at Iran’s Natanz nuclear site.
Iran Always Welcomes Dialogue With Riyadh, Foreign Ministry Says
Iran says that it always welcomed dialogue with Saudi Arabia, but he did not confirm nor deny direct talks this month between the arch-rivals.
Rockets Hit Iraqi Airbase Where US Trainers Are Stationed
Another rocket attackhas hit a military base in Iraq where US trainers are housed. Similar attacks have been blamed on Iran-backed Shiite militias.
Protesting Retirees In Iran Say They Will Not Vote in June
Retirees in several Iranian cities on Sunday protested against what they said is corruption and broken promises to adjust their pensions to be in par...
Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Reactor 'Safe' After a Strong Quake
Iran's nuclear power plant in the southern city of Bushehr is safe after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in the region.