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    No objection to Europe sending medical supplies to Iran: Donald Trump

    The Trump administration has imposed one of the toughest economic sanctions on Iran alleging that it is going ahead with its nuclear ambition and it is supporting terrorist organisations to destabilise the Middle east. "They (Europeans) are sending medical goods to Iran. That doesn't bother me,” Trump told reporters during a White House news conference.

    India, Iran discuss future of JCPOA

    Dr S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister and Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of Iran held a...

    India can play a role in de-escalating tensions in Gulf: Javad Zarif

    India has been maintaining that it would like the situation to de-escala...

    • If social distancing remains protracted, large parts of the economy would shut down. There would be a huge cost. To avoid this cost, should India as a nation try another strategy? Take the risk of allowing the epidemic to spread and treating those who fall ill? After all, only about a fifth of those who fall ill require hospitalisation.

      India is hosting Iranian foreign minister M Javad Zarif next week, eyeing to safeguard its energy and financial interests in West Asia amid the escalating US-Iran conflict.

      Iran may have many options for unleashing mayhem against American interests and allies in the Middle East, and plenty of allies and proxies through which to do so. But it also has a powerful reason to stop and reconsider. Beyond the expressions of outrage in Tehran lies the cold reality that Iran cannot afford a war with a far more powerful opponent.

      India is concerned for the welfare of diaspora in the Gulf region after Trump's airstrike on Iran.

      Iran's Revolutionary Guards unveiled Sunday a short-range ballistic missile that they said can be powered by a "new generation" of engines designed to put satellites into orbit.

      A 63-year-old woman, who had a travel history to Iran, tested positive for coronavirus here, making her the first confirmed case in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

      Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei grants several mass amnesties a year marking the major Islamic and national holidays but this week’s early releases come as Iran battles one of the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreaks outside China.

      Iran is one of the worst-hit countries after China and Italy with more than 10,000 infected people and over 429 dead due to the new coronavirus. There are concerns that the number of infections is much higher than the cases confirmed by the government so far. The West Asian country has asked the World Bank for $5 billion aid to fight coronavirus.

      The “Ofek 16” joins a fleet of Israeli spy satellites that have been launched over the past two decades. While officials did not identify specific threats, arch-enemy Iran, which Israel accuses of trying to develop nuclear weapons, is first among them.

      Days of denials gave the virus time to spread in Iran as it marked the 41st anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution with rallies and then held a parliamentary election in which authorities desperately sought to boost turnout.

      Making a suo moto statement first in Rajya Sabha and than in Lok Sabha on steps taken to contain the virus, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said as on March 4, a total of 29 positive cases have been reported in the country. He also that India is in touch with Iran on possible evacuation of Indian pilgrims and students stranded in the coronavirus-hit nation.

      "We advise the Americans to follow international regulations and maritime protocols in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman and to refrain from any adventurism and false and fake stories," Sunday's statement from the Guards navy said.

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