Iran needs help in combating the COVID-19 pandemic but the West is reluctant to lift any restrictions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, addressing the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum on Friday.
The black boxes of a Ukrainian plane mistakenly downed near Tehran airport will be of "no help" in any investigation, but Iran is ready to transfer them abroad, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mohsen Baharvand said.
Venezuela has received refining materials via plane shipment from Iran to help it start the catalytic cracking unit at the 310,000 barrels-per-day Cardon refinery, which is necessary to produce gasoline, an official said on Thursday.
The International Monetary Fund said it would provide immediate debt relief to 25 member countries under its Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) to allow them to focus more financial resources on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi hailed China’s efforts to assist countries in their battle against the coronavirus pandemic, saying that Tehran has always been thankful to Beijing in these hard times.