The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide now stands at 5,495,061, with 346,232 cases having resulted in loss of life, according to the latest figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at the United States for intensifying its illegal sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic, saying the US is even violating international healthcare regulations despite a novel coronavirus pandemic gripping almost all world nations.
Scores of government officials, including 89 police officers, have been arrested for flouting South Africa's coronavirus regulations, many of them for selling confiscated liquor, the police minister said on Wednesday.
The United States has imposed illegal sanctions against some Iranian, Chinese, Hong Kong and South African firms.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Swedish and South African counterparts, Ann Linde and Naledi Pandor, in separate phone conversations discussed the latest efforts to contain the new coronavirus outbreak in the world.
An ally of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party holds a large rally in the country’s administrative capital, raging against the United States’ deadly and aggressive attitude towards Iran and its destructive policies in the West Asia as a whole.
President Hassan Rouhani, in a meeting with the Islamic Republic’s new ambassadors to 13 foreign countries, reiterated Tehran’s policy to boost cooperation with other nations and called on the diplomats to cement bilateral ties with them in their tenures.
Four mine workers were killed and one was seriously injured after a rock fall at a South African gold mine on Friday trapped five workers underground, the company and a mining union said on Sunday.
South African unions on Sunday called on all aviation workers to join striking South African Airways (SAA) staff, after the cash-strapped airline failed to meet their demands.
President Hassan Rouhani has underlined the need for global consultations on war-ravaged and displaced people of the world, especially the oppressed nations of Palestine and Yemen.