The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) threatened the Iranian protesters across the country that if the protests continue, they will receive a “decisive and revolutionary response”.
In its statement on Monday, IRGC claimed that the recent protests in Iran led to “glee and support from the evil officials of the United States.”
The statement refers to the protesters as “agitators and hoodlums” and advised the people not to be impacted by “the false and evil echo chambers of the enemy’s networks of satellite and online channels.
The Intelligence Ministry also issued a statement claiming that the main culprits of the events of last few days have been identified and necessary measures are being taken against them.
Two Lebanese citizens were killed in Tehran
Islamic Republic's Fars News Agency has confirmed the reports about the assassination of two Lebanese citizens in Tehran's Pasdaran Street. The eyewitnesses say the father and daughter were shot to death in their car by an assailant on a motorcycle.
Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce: $98 billion capital has left Iran in the past 9 years
The chairman of Tehran Chamber of Commerce announced that according to the Central Bank reports, in the past nine years $98.4 billion capital has been taken out of the country.
Khansari stated that on average each year $11 billion has been taken out of the country.
Former CIA agent: There was military ammunition at the explosion site in Beirut
Robert Bauer, former CIA agent assigned to the Middle East says based on the videos, ammonium nitrate was not the only cause of explosion in Beirut.
In an interview with CNN, Bauer said he believes that there were military ammunition and explosives at the site of the explosion, but it is not clear whose.
He stated that it was clearly a military explosion and that the initial explosion was caused by the ammunition, before the second and bigger blast.
Bauer added that nobody would accept that military explosives were being kept at the port. It is a stupid thing to do.
Ministry of Health: 185 deaths of coronavirus in the past 24 hours
The spokesperson for Iran’s Ministry of Health announced that in the past 24 hours, 2697 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been identified and 185 patients passed away from coronavirus. This brings the official death toll of coronavirus in Iran to 17802.
1900 personnel of emergency services have contracted coronavirus
The director of Iran’s emergency services announced that 1900 personnel of the emergency services have contracted coronavirus and four of them have died.
He did not offer any details about the provinces where the victims were located.