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Eight Countries Urge UN to Lift Iran Sanctions

Iran

UNITED NATIONS – The diplomatic missions of Iran, Russia, China, Syria, North Korea, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, asking him to call for the lifting of unilateral sanctions against Iran that hinder the fight against COVID-19. The letter described …

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Qureshi, French FM for Enhanced Cooperation to Control COVID 19

French

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi during a telephone conversation with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian discussed in detail the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic as well as ways to strengthen cooperation to combat the spread of the disease. Expressing his deep concern at the loss of precious …

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Pakistan FM Warns European FM Of Sanctions Against Iran

Iran

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani foreign minister, in a telephone conversation with his French and Spanish counterparts, said economic sanctions against Iran should be lifted immediately so the country can use its resources to fight the corona pandemic. According to the Pakistani Foreign Ministry statement on Tuesday, Shah Mahmood Qureshi during an …

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US Impeding Global Fight Against COVID-19: Zarif

Zarif

TEHRAN – In a message, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif praised the global campaign for the lifting of sanctions, saying that the United States is hampering the international fight against the coronavirus. “The Iranian people appreciate the growing global campaign by the government and civil society leaders calling for …

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Pakistan Seeking Bilateral Transit Trade with Central Asia

Pakistan

KABUL – The Pakistani government has decided to change the regulatory framework related to transit trade to extend its scope to the landlocked Central Asian states, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. A Pakistani official confirmed that the government has decided to streamline the regulatory framework to ensure …

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G7 Leaders to Discuss Coronavirus Spread: Abe

G7

TEHRAN – Leaders of the G7 countries will hold a teleconference on Monday to discuss the spread of the new coronavirus around the world, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday in debates in the country’s parliament. “I recently had telephone conversations with the leaders of the United States, …

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30K Afghans Return from Iran in 3 Days

30K Afghans Return from Iran in 3 Days

HERAT – Over the past three days, more than 30,000 Afghan immigrants in Iran have entered the country through Islam Qala port in Herat province. According to the Afghan minister of refugees and repatriation, Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi, up to 15,000 Afghan refugees return from Iran daily. The coronavirus has …

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Thousands of Afghans Return from Iran Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Thousands of Afghans Return from Iran Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

HERAT – Iran’s worsening coronavirus outbreak is driving some of the country’s millions of Afghan migrants and refugees to return to Afghanistan at dramatically increased rates, according to a UN migration body. In a Tuesday report, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the number of Afghans returning to Afghanistan …

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Iran Envoy, Russian Deputy FM Discuss Idlib Developments

Idlib

TEHRAN – The Iranian ambassador to Moscow and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin on Monday discussed the latest developments in Idlib in Syria. At a meeting on Monday evening in Moscow, Vershinin informed Jalali of talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayeb Erdogan on Idlib …

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