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Iran Government spokesman said Tuesday that South Korea has taken as “hostage” over $7bn of Iranian assets, in response to Iranian seizure of oil tanker
The South Korean oil tanker was confiscated on the orders of the provincial judicial authority, and then directed to the port of Bandar Abbas,
Washington blames Iran-backed militia for regular rocket attacks on US facilities in Iraq. However, no known Iran-backed groups have claimed responsibility.
Major General Hossein Salami, commander in chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), issued a warning against hostile action against Iran
“I call on Iran to distance Iraq from its conflict, and I warn the [US] occupier against continuing its conflict … Iraqis are not a party to the conflict.”
Eradication of Tehran’s most important arm in region is imminent: Experts
Violent protests arose following a spate of recent attacks on Iraqi activists across country
Merkel gave a negative assessment to the recent statements by Ukraine officials about the need to revise the Minsk agreements
The number of confirmed infections stands at 677, with 21 deaths. The country has imposed a total lockdown since mid-March, allowing citizens to leave their homes only to buy food or medicine
In the past 24 hours Iran reported 123 deaths and 2,901 COVID-19 infections, bringing the total infections to 38,309, and death toll to 2,640
Iran is epicentre of infection in Middle East
WHO says doctors have concerns they do not necessarily have enough equipment, supplies, ventilators, respirators, oxygen
Egypt is clear of COVID-19 outbreak which killed 2,933 globally, says PM Madbouly
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq reported first infections of COVID19
From where I stand, the reason for it to happen the way it happened can be summarised in four major components.
Iranian’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded on Sunday by tweeting an excerpt from the interview with Der Spiegel, where he said Iran is still open to negotiations with America if sanctions are lifted.
“Iran holds the black box of the Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane and has currently no plane to send it out,” Hassan Rezaeefar, director of Incident Investigation of Iran’s Aviation Organization, was quoted as saying.
UK adds all Hezbollah to terrorists blacklist, freezing its assets
Gholamhossein Esmaili, Iran’s judiciary spokesperson, said some of those accused of having a role in the plane crash had already been arrested, without revealing the suspects’ identities or number.
Iran detains UK ambassador amid new waves of protests
Ukrainian president expects a full admission of guilt and compensation
‘Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake,’ says Rouhani
The Ukrainian embassy in Iran said, based on preliminary information, that the plane had suffered a malfunction in the engine, adding that the crash was not “terrorist act.”
Tehran threatens to target Haifa and Dubai, UAE calls for de-escalation, Israel warns the region
Iraqi parliament passed a law to expel US troops
Pentagon to deploy roughly 3,500 more troops to the Middle East after killing Quds Force commander
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed on Friday Brigadier General Ghaani as the successor of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, after being killed by an American drone strike.
World leaders call for de-escalation and self-restraint
However, protesters started to withdraw from the embassy after calls from the PMF asking them to leave the area and away from the embassy out of respect for the Iraqi government’s orders.
The US carried out airstrikes against Kataib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Battalion) in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, targeting three Kataib Hezbollah facilities in Iraq and two in Syria, killing 25 fighters, and wounding 55 others, according to Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman.