Updated in: 13 August 2020 - 14:28
Pandemic Threatens Peace, Risks New Conflicts
UN Chief:

Pandemic Threatens Peace, Risks New Conflicts

TEHRAN (defapress) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic not only threatens gains in fighting global poverty and building peace but risks exacerbating existing conflicts and generating new ones.
Tehran warns UNSC members not to fall into US’ trap

Tehran warns UNSC members not to fall into US’ trap

TEHRAN (defapress) – A spokesman with the Iranian Foreign Ministry noted that US seeks to undermine the body by its draft resolution on extending arms embargo on Iran.
Ulyanov rejects Pompeo's remarks on Iran

Ulyanov rejects Pompeo's remarks on Iran

TEHRAN (defapress) – Criticizing Washington's stance on extending Iran's arms embargo, Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna said that the US Maximum pressure policy has little to do with diplomacy.
US Should Give Chinese Companies Level Playing Field
Envoy:

US Should Give Chinese Companies Level Playing Field

TEHRAN (defapress) – The United States should stop making groundless allegations against Chinese companies including TikTok and give them a level playing field, China’s Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said.
New Zealand Records 100 Days without Domestic Virus Case

New Zealand Records 100 Days without Domestic Virus Case

TEHRAN (defapress) – New Zealand marked 100 days without a domestic transmission of the coronavirus on Sunday, but warned against complacency as countries like Vietnam and Australia which once had the virus under control now battle a resurgence in infections.
Saudi continues aggression against Yemen with 158 violations

Saudi continues aggression against Yemen with 158 violations

TEHRAN (defapress) – The Saudi-led coalition has continued violation of peace agreement with Yemen by violating the accord 158 times in 24 hours.
Canada Launches Lebanon Relief Fund after Beirut Blast

Canada Launches Lebanon Relief Fund after Beirut Blast

TEHRAN (defapress) – The Canadian government announced the launch of a Lebanon relief fund, calling on citizens to give generously to victims of the massive explosion that killed more than 150 people and injured 6,000 in Beirut.
UK Minister Says France Must Tackle Channel Migrant Crossings

UK Minister Says France Must Tackle Channel Migrant Crossings

TEHRAN (defapress) - Britain is facing an “unacceptable” rise in the number of boats carrying migrants across the English Channel and would act to send “illegal” entrants back to France, immigration compliance minister Chris Philp wrote in a newspaper article published on Saturday.
Court Rules House Democrats Can Sue Trump over US-Mexico Border Wall Funding

Court Rules House Democrats Can Sue Trump over US-Mexico Border Wall Funding

TEHRAN (defapress)- A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that House Democrats can proceed with a lawsuit over President Donald Trump’s diversion of $2.5 billion in Pentagon funding to build a US-Mexico border wall.
Poll Shows Labour Leader Overtakes Johnson as Voters’ Choice for UK PM

Poll Shows Labour Leader Overtakes Johnson as Voters’ Choice for UK PM

TEHRAN (defapress)- Labour leader Keir Starmer is the public’s first choice to be prime minister, a new poll has suggested.