An Iranian scientist who was exonerated in a US sanctions trial but remains jailed by immigration authorities said the conditions in detention were filthy and overcrowded – and officials were doing little to prevent a deadly coronavirus outbreak.
Iran's culture and Islamic guidance minister in a Twitter message said the open letter wrote recently by a group of Iranian artists, calling their counterparts to take action against the US sanctions in time of coronavirus, was widely reflected in the Western countries.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to a proposal to consider as “martyrs” medical personnel who have lost their lives in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, which has one of the highest numbers of infections outside China.
A number of Iranian expatriates have signed a petition, calling for urgent action from the United Nations chief and director general of the World Health Organization to stop medical sanctions against Iran as the fatal coronavirus outbreak has created concerns in the country.
Iranian national Ahmad Khalili, who had been detained in Germany over allegations of violating illegal United States sanctions on Iran, has been released and returned home following extensive diplomatic work.
The chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says none of American military commanders would be safe in any part of the world, if the US administration continues to threaten the Iranian commanders.