No sign as yet of Trump administration relenting. Reports say it may veto Iranian application to IMF for $5bn of emergency funding.
Beijing says Washington’s measures are “against humanitarianism and hampers Iran's epidemic response & delivery of humanitarian aid”.
Central bank requests $5bn in emergency funding. Islamic Republic has world's third worst outbreak of coronavirus. Its economy, already hobbled by US sanctions, faces another body blow.
Iranian minister complains “some countries don’t say anything about their situation” amid the outbreak.
Observers see ceasefire holding, but only in the short term. Deal provides for security corridor and joint Russian-Turkish patrols on key highway.
Discrepancy disclosed as row continues over Iran’s failure to hand over black box flight recorders.
Surprise statement came amid fraught situation in which retaliatory operation by Turkey against Syrian positions caused death of several Tehran-backed forces.
Caveat emptor: while Iran is increasingly open about the scale of its CORVID-19 epidemic, holidaymakers weighing up Turkish options might do well to question the ‘infection-free’ status reported by Ankara.