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The number of victims of coronavirus in Iran was about 12.5 thousand

The number of victims of coronavirus in Iran is close to 12.5 thousand after the deaths of 142 people, said the official representative of the Ministry of health of the country, SIMA Sadat Lari.

The TV channel IRINN, the representative of the Ministry of health noted that over the past day were able to identify 2262 new cases of infection by the coronavirus, has died at 142.

The authorities denied the information about the explosion in Tehran

Local authorities have denied the information that in the Western part of Tehran province in Iran, an explosion occurred, reports state TV and radio company IRIB.

Earlier it was reported that the explosion was heard in the West Iranian province of Tehran. The broadcaster, citing data from social networks also noted that in the city of Quds Tehran province has been shut down electricity

Pompeo has rejected criticism of the United Nations in connection with the murder Soleimani

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo rejected criticism of the United Nations in connection with the murder of the American forces, a senior Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

"The blow that killed General Soleimani, was in response to the escalation of a series of armed attacks Iran and the militants, which it supports, forces and US interests in the middle East. The strike was to deter Iran from the organization or support further attacks against the U.S. and its interests, and to reduce the combat potential of the forces of "Quds," added Pompeo.

In the Western part of Tehran, an explosion was heard

The explosion was heard in the Western Iranian province of Tehran, said the state TV and radio company IRIB, citing data from social networks.

Details are provided as official confirmation of the explosion.

Bogdanov, discussed with Iran's Ambassador to Palestine and Libya

The special representative of the President of Russia on the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, discussed with Iran's Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali prospects of settlement of the Palestinian problem and finding a solution to the conflict in Libya, said the foreign Ministry.

Bogdanov took Jalali on July 9 at his request.

Nebesa assessed the prospects of the adoption of the resolution on the embargo against Iran

The prospects for the adoption of the resolution on the extension of the arms embargo against Iran "sad", they simply do not exist, said the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia.

"This resolution is a very sad perspective, that is, they simply do not exist," - said Nebenzia in an open online interview.

In Iran the number of victims of coronavirus in days made 221

Iran for the second time this week updated the record for the victims for a day, died of 221 people, said the official representative of the Ministry of health of the country, SIMA Sadat Lari.

The TV channel IRINN, the representative of the Ministry of health noted that over the past day were able to identify 2 079 new cases of infection with coronavirus, died 221 people.

Iran's foreign Ministry commented on the statements about U.S. interception of weapons

His unfounded claims about the detention of the ship with Iranian weapons to the Huthis are trying to justify the extension of the arms embargo, said the official representative of Iranian foreign Minister Abbas Mousavi.

Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo reported the interception at the end of June next cargo of Iranian weapons destined for Yemeni rebels-Houthis. According to him, the consignment consisted of 200 rocket-propelled grenades, more than 1,700 of Kalashnikovs and rockets and other weapons.

Amazon will pay a penalty for supplying goods to residents of the Crimea, Iran and Syria

Amazon agreed to pay 134,5 thousand dollar fine for selling products to residents of Syria, Iran and Crimea, said the Ministry of Finance of the USA on Wednesday.

As reported by the Ministry of Finance, the company "agreed to pay 134,523 thousand dollars to compensate for their possible civil liability for the violations of numerous sanctions."

In the United States urged Russia and China not to block the arms embargo on Iran

The white house hopes that Russia and China will not block the UN Security Council the extension of the arms embargo on Iran, said the Advisor to the President for national security Robert O'brien.

Journalists presidential pool asked O'brien what he would do administration in that case, if Russia or China will block the extension of the embargo in the UN security Council.

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