Updated in: 06 April 2020 - 15:17
UN Official Warns of

UN Official Warns of "Dire" Financial Crisis Due to Coronavirus

TEHRAN (defapress) - The UN is facing a "dire" liquidity crisis as it deals with added expenses related to the need to "respond to the global health crisis" of coronavirus, according to an email from Movses Abelian,the UN undersecretary general for General Assembly and conference management.
Iran’s Defense Ministry Makes Advanced COVID-19 Test Kits

Iran’s Defense Ministry Makes Advanced COVID-19 Test Kits

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s Ministry of Defense has developed the third generation of test kits for diagnosing the novel coronavirus, an official said.
China Sends Iran Coronavirus Aid Shipment

China Sends Iran Coronavirus Aid Shipment

TEHRAN (defapress) - Two planeloads of coronavirus aid provided by the Chinese government and people were shipped to Iran on Saturday.
US Sets New Global Record with 1,480 Virus Deaths in 24 Hours

US Sets New Global Record with 1,480 Virus Deaths in 24 Hours

TEHRAN (defapress) – The United States on Friday advised all Americans to wear masks in public to protect against the new coronavirus, fearing the illness that has infected more than one million people worldwide may be spreading by normal breathing.
Newly-Elected MPs Pledge Efforts to Fulfill Production Surge Goals

Newly-Elected MPs Pledge Efforts to Fulfill Production Surge Goals

TEHRAN (defapress) – A large group of winners of the recent parliamentary elections in Iran praised Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei for naming the new Iranian year the year of ‘surge in production’, and vowed to do their utmost to attain that goal.
G77, China Demand End to Sanctions against Iran amid Virus Pandemic

G77, China Demand End to Sanctions against Iran amid Virus Pandemic

TEHRAN (defapress) – The Group of 77 and China called for an end to unilateral sanctions against countries like Iran and Venezuela during the coronavirus crisis, warning they could hinder efforts to tackle the pandemic.
Trump Fires Intelligence Official Who Had Key Impeachment Role

Trump Fires Intelligence Official Who Had Key Impeachment Role

TEHRAN (defapress) – US President Donald Trump announced Friday he was firing a senior intelligence official who had a central role in the complaint last August that sparked the impeachment trial of Trump.
Iran Health Minister Lauds Basij for Help in Coronavirus Fight

Iran Health Minister Lauds Basij for Help in Coronavirus Fight

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s Minister of Health Saeed Namaki praised the Basij (volunteer) Force for assisting the medical society in the battle with the coronavirus pandemic.
Caracas Raps EU for Endorsing US Plan on Setting Transitional Venezuelan Government

Caracas Raps EU for Endorsing US Plan on Setting Transitional Venezuelan Government

TEHRAN (defapress) – Venezuela is condemning the European Union's endorsement of the US' proposal to establish a transitional government in the Latin American country as silence in the face of Washington's "aggression against Venezuelan sovereignty," Venezuelan Foreign Minister Gorge Arreaza said.
US Sanctions on Iran Threat to Global Public Health: Envoy

US Sanctions on Iran Threat to Global Public Health: Envoy

TEHRAN (defapress) – Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh, Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the UN office in Geneva, described the US sanctions against the country as an "unprecedented threat" to global public health amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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