Fear as Iran’s Foreign Minister Tests Positive For COVID-19

Fear as Iran’s Foreign Minister Tests Positive For COVID-19

  • There might be some delays in Iran's plan to revive a nuclear agreement with powerful nations in the world
  • This is as Iran's minister of foreign affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, has tested positive for COVID-19
  • The minister was a confidant of late General Qassem Soleimani who was slain by the United States military

Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, was on Monday reported to have tested positive for Covid-19.

It was gathered that Amir-Abdollahian got infected with the pandemic at a time when the nation is making diplomatic efforts to revive a nuclear agreement with other world powers, Reuters reports.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian
The ministry said Amir-Abdollahian is working from isolation (Photo: Bloomberg)
Source: UGC

Amir-Abdollahian, 57-year-old, was named foreign minister in August by President Ebrahim Raisi and had been a close confidant of military strategist General Qassem Soleimani, Channels TV added.

Speaking on his health, Saeed Khatibzadeh, the spokesman of the ministry, told newsmen that the minister is stable at the moment.

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He said

“His general health is satisfactory and he is continuing his daily duties from quarantine."

Iran asks Interpol to arrest 48 US officials including Trump

Meanwhile, Trump should be arrested, according to Iran. In achieving this, the country issued a request for his arrest through Interpol.

This was disclosed by Iranian judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili, during a press conference on Tuesday, January 5. The country called on the international police organisation to arrest Trump and 47 other American officials.

The people were identified as playing a role in the assassination of top general Qassem Soleimani last year.

Esmaili said:

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is very seriously following up on pursuing and punishing those who ordered and executed this crime.”

Iran offers to help Nigeria end terrorism

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In another development, Legit.ng had reported that Nigeria received help offer from Iran over the menace of Boko Haram insurgents.

The offer was extended by the Islamic Republic of Iran ambassador to Nigeria, Mohammad Alibak. He said his country is ready to help Nigeria end terrorism. Alibak added that Iran is disturbed with the insecurity challenges bedevilling the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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