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Members of the Iranian Red Crescent test people for coronavirus Covid-19 symptoms, as police blocked Tehran to Alborz highway to check every car following orders by the Iranian government, outside Tehran on March 26, 2020. – Iran announced 157 new deaths from coronavirus, raising the official number of fatalities to 2,234, as it slapped a ban on intercity travel to try to curb the spread. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour also said that 2,389 new cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of declared infections in one of the world’s worst-hit countries to 29,406. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Iran virus deaths reach 2,757, infections cross 40,000

Iran’s official coronavirus death toll reached 2,757 on Monday and the number of infections crossed 40,000, as President Hassan Rouhani’s political opponents slammed his response to the outbreak.
Hassan Rouhani said Sunday Iran extends its “hand of friendship and brotherhood” toward cooperating with regional nations.

Hassan Rouhani: Iran will win against ‘unwelcome guest’ coronavirus

Iran will weather the challenges of the coronavirus, said President Hassan Rouhani on Friday during a speech to mark the Persian New Year, Nowruz.
Iran has temporarily released 70,000 prisoners as part of measures to combat the ongoing coronovirus disease in the country.

Coronavirus kills senior cleric as Iran toll hits 853

The novel coronavirus killed a top Iranian cleric Monday, the Islamic republic said as it reported yet another record high single-day death toll in one of the world’s worst-hit countries.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

Coronavirus: Nigeria condoles with Iran, South Korea, Italy

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent messages to Presidents Hassan Rouhani and Moon Jae-in of Iran and South Korea, respectively, and the Prime Minister of Italy, Guiseppo Conte, expressing “deep sympathies” following increasing incidents of the deadly Coronavirus in their countries.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States finds it “unbearable” that the Islamic Revolution remains in place 41 years after bringing down its ally the shah.

Iran rejects US coronavirus aid offer

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dismissed a US offer to help the Islamic republic fight its coronavirus outbreak, charging that “vicious” American sanctions are depriving the country of medicine.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told foreign powers to withdraw their forces from the Middle East, warning that they may be in danger if they remain in the region.

Iran president slams US for spreading ‘fear’ over coronavirus

President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Wednesday of trying to spread “fear” in Iran over a deadly outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Iranian men vote at a polling station in Tehran. Majid Saeedi-Getty Images

Iran reports record low turnout for general election

Iran’s interior minister said on Sunday that 42.6 percent of eligible voters turned out for the country’s parliamentary election, a record low in such polls since the Islamic revolution.
Many Iranians, battered by economic sanctions, political turmoil and the lingering threat of military conflict, say they are in no mood to vote in general elections this week.

Iranians say they’ll boycott poll, tired of politicians

Many Iranians, battered by economic sanctions, political turmoil and the lingering threat of military conflict, say they are in no mood to vote in general elections this week.
TEHRAN, IRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn’t believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid.

Hassan Rouhani: Donald Trump doesn’t want war ahead of 2020 election

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn’t believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid.
A man standing outside a mosque in the Iranian capital Tehran on February 14, 2020 hands out electoral leaflets showing candidates campaigning in the upcoming Iranian legislative election due to take place on February 21. (Photo by – - AFP)

Iran’s parliament: what you need to know

Conservatives are expected to make a resurgence next Friday when Iranians elect a new parliament, a legislative chamber that shapes debate in the Islamic republic.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States finds it “unbearable” that the Islamic Revolution remains in place 41 years after bringing down its ally the shah.

President Rouhani: US finds it unbearable to accept Iran’s victory

“It is unbearable for the United States to accept the victory of a great nation and that a superpower has been driven out of this land,” Rouhani told a rally in Tehran marking the anniversary of the ouster of the shah and establishment of the Islamic republic in 1979.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) speaks during a ceremony marking the country’s annual army day in Tehran, on April 18, 2019. – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on April 18 to “drive back Zionism”, in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic’s archfoe Israel. Speaking flanked by top general as troops paraded in a show of might, Rouhani also sought to reassure the region that the weaponry on display was for defensive purposes and not a threat. (Photo by – / AFP)

Iran dismisses new ‘Trump deal’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed a proposal for a new “Trump deal” aimed at resolving a nuclear row.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told foreign powers to withdraw their forces from the Middle East, warning that they may be in danger if they remain in the region.

Iranian president warns foreign forces in Middle East ‘may be in danger’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told foreign powers to withdraw their forces from the Middle East, warning that they "may be in danger" if they remain in the region.
Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbours to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of US and Israeli aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani calls for ‘national unity’ after jet downing

President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called for “national unity” and flagged the need for changes to the way Iran is run after the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country will present a regional cooperation plan to create security in the Gulf when he attends the United Nations General Assembly this week.

All responsible for air disaster will be punished – Iran president

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that everyone responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week must be punished.
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Iran makes first arrests over Ukranian plane downing

Iran on Tuesday announced its first arrests over the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner in Tehran last week, after the third night of angry protests over the disaster.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani walks with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani during a welcome ceremony in Tehran on 12 January 2020 (Reuters)

Iran: We agree de-escalation ‘only solution’ to solve crisis with US

Iran signalled Sunday it favours a de-escalation after 10 days of heightened tensions with the United States during which both sides fired missiles and Tehran accidentally shot down a passenger aircraft.

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