Iran’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 23,000

Iran’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 23,000
Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose by 116 to 23,029, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Saturday. (File/AFP)
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Updated 12 September 2020

Iran’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 23,000

Iran’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 23,000

TEHRAN: Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose by 116 to 23,029, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Saturday.
The total number of identified cases spiked by 2,139 in the last 24 hours to 399,940 in one of the Middle East's worst-hit countries, Sima Sadat Lari was quoted as saying.


US assures support for two-state solution in Middle East

US assures support for two-state solution in Middle East
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US assures support for two-state solution in Middle East

US assures support for two-state solution in Middle East
  • Acting UN envoy says normalizing ties with Israel is not substitute for Palestinian peace deal
  • Biden administration intends to restore Palestinian aid

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden's Middle East policy "will be to support a mutually agreed, two-state solution, in which Israel lives in peace and security, alongside a viable Palestinian state," acting US Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Mills told the Security Council on Tuesday.
He said the Biden administration intends to restore Palestinian aid and take steps to re-open diplomatic missions closed by Trump administration and will continue to urge other countries to normalize ties with Israel, but recognizes that is "not substitute for Israeli-Palestinian peace."