Despite increasing attacks led by Iran-backed Shia militias in Baghdad, Washington wants to avoid a major escalation of tensions ahead of the crucial US elections. Tehran has its own reasons to de-escalate.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says Washington's "maximum pressure" campaign against Tehran has thrown the US into "maximum isolation".
Iran’s state TV reports the country has unveiled two new missiles, as the US heads to the UN to trigger snapback sanctions after the Security Council rejected Washington's bid to extend Tehran's arms embargo.
Country saw its highest single-day total of 3,500 reported new cases on June 5. The number dropped in the days afterward, but remain in the low 2,000s a day, around twice the lows in the last week of April and the first week of May.
Iran's use of the George Floyd protests to hit back at American exceptionalism could reap dividends.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro thanked Iran for their solidarity as the first of five tankers loaded with gasoline reached Venezuelan waters.
The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel for gasoline-starved Venezuela entered the South American country's exclusive economic zone.
The shipments have caused a diplomatic standoff between Iran and Venezuela and the United States as both nations are under US sanctions. Washington is considering measures in response, according to a senior US official.
President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will extend leave for prisoners for one more month after the country temporarily released 100,000 detainees to combat coronavirus.
Iran reopens "low-risk" businesses in bid to protect its sanctions-hit economy, while overall toll in Middle East's worst-hit country climbs to 4,357.
While the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions are the hardest hit by the virus, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that young people were also vulnerable.
The extraordinary decision by Saudi Arabia stops foreigners from reaching the holy city of Mecca and the Kaaba. Meanwhile, Iran says its Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar tested positive for coronavirus.
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