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Monthly Archives: February 2020

First Prominent Cleric In Iran Dies Of Coronavirus

radiofarda – The Islamic Republic’s first ambassador to Vatican, 81-year old cleric Hadi Khosroshahi, has died of coronavirus in Iran, local media reported. A prominent figure in Iran’s hole city of Qom, Khosroshahi was a black-turbaned cleric carrying the title of “Sayyid,” meaning a descendent of Prophet Muhammad. Khosroshahi was transferred to a hospital in Tehran on Wednesday and tested …

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Swiss Humanitarian Channel To Iran Takes Effect

radiofarda – A new Swiss payment mechanism allowing food, medicine and other humanitarian aid to be sent to Iran without stumbling over US sanctions has officially taken effect, Bern said Thursday. The system was created to allow Swiss companies in the food, pharmaceutical and medical sectors to make aid shipments to Iran without drawing the wrath of Washington for breaching …

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Under Public Pressure Iran Closing All Schools For A Week To Fight Coronavirus

Radiofarda – Under heavy pressure from teachers and parents, a media adviser to the Islamic Republic Health Minister said in a tweet on Wednesday, February 26, all schools across Iran would be closed for a week. “As the head of Iran’s counter-coronavirus task force, the Health Minister, Saeed Namaki, has announced the closure of all schools and educational centers across …

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Iran Clerics Encourage Superstition, As Public Gripped By Coronavirus Panic

Radiofarda – Iranian clerics’ answer to the outbreak of the new Coronavirus COVID-19 has been a deadly blend of superstition, secrecy and denial amid serious concerns among the people. The government says 19 people have dies and 139 others diagnosed with the virus. Many Iranians believe the official numbers are a deliberate underestimation, as officials first hid the news about …

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Russia Pulls Out Of $1.3 Billion Railway Project With Iran

Radiofarda – The state-owned Russian Railways has pulled out from a $ 1.3 billion project for electrification of a railway line between Garmsar, in Iran and Ince Burun (Narrow Cape) in Turkey. The Russain company has given up the project under the pressure of U.S. sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic of Iran, Interfax reported on Tuesday, February 25. The …

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Iran Coronavirus Cases Spike, Saudi Arabia Halts Pilgrimages

RFL/RE – The number of deaths linked to the coronavirus outbreak in Iran has increased by seven to 26 over the past 24 hours, authorities say, as the disease continues to spread in many regions of the world. Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on February 27 that a total of 245 people had tested positive for the virus — …

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