Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has stated that he doesn’t believe Trump wants a war with his country as it will ”affect his re-election prospects.”
According to Rouhani, the US’ maximum pressure sanctions against Iran has failed, and the Iranian regime will only renegotiate with the US if crippling sanctions against Iran are removed and the US rejoins the 2015 Iran Nuclear deal negotiated by Obama but exited by Trump in 2018.
The Iranian leader added that war would be harmful to U.S. interests and those of its regional allies like Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as well as Iran.
“I think the Americans aren’t after war since they know what harm it could do them,” said Rouhani in a news conference.
Rouhani said that Persian Gulf nations like the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar stood a lot to lose if conflict between Iran and the U.S. turns to war.
‘Talks could take place if the U.S. were to scrap damaging economic sanctions and reinstate commitments made in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action negotiated by the Obama administration between Iran and global powers’, Rouhani said.
Rouhani also said he didn’t care who won the next US elections.
“We will never sit at the negotiating table with a weak position,” Rouhani said.
U.S.-Iranian relations have been strained for a while resulting in the early-January U.S. drone strike ordered by Trump that killed Iran’s general, Qassem Soleimani to which Iran responded with airstrikes on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops which left scores of soldiers with brain injuries.
Over 70,000 Chinese Recover From Coronavirus
The People’s Republic of China now has the highest number of recoveries from the Coronavirus infection, totaling 74,588.
China has a record of 81, 340 covid-19 cases, latest figures posted by Worldometer revealed this on Friday.
Meanwhile, Italy has 10,950 recoveries out of 84498 Covid-19 cases in the country while 2447 Americans have recovered out of 93,881 case, according to Worldometer figures.
The World Health Organization (WHO) had said that China’s recovery from Coronavirus pandemic, provides hope for the entire world.
The U.S President, Donald Trump also said he was keeping in touch with China’s leader, as his country continues to battle the pandemic.
Just finished a very good conversation with President Xi of China. Discussed in great detail the CoronaVirus that is ravaging large parts of our Planet. China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the Virus. We are working closely together. Much respect!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
9,444 Health Workers Treating Patients In Spain Infected With Coronavirus
Spain’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 769 in the country’s largest single-day surge, with reports saying 9,444 health workers treating patients have also tested positive for the virus and bringing the total number of deaths to 4,858.
The Spanish health ministry announced the latest figures on Friday, adding that 64,059 people were now infected with the virus, up from 56,188 over the past 24 hours.
Among these confirmed cases, it said that 9,444 health workers had also tested positive for coronavirus.
Only Italy has lost more lives following the outbreak of Covid-19, having reported 8,215 deaths to date.
Spain ranks fourth for the number of confirmed cases worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The country’s rate of infection has increased by a fifth and almost 27,000 people are currently being treated in hospital.
In Madrid, the country’s worst-affected region, an ice rink has been converted into a morgue while Real Madrid have said their Santiago Bernabeu stadium will be used to store medical supplies.
On Thursday, Spain extended its coronavirus lockdown for another two weeks until 11 April. Under current rules, people are banned from leaving home except for buying essential supplies and medicines, or for work.
Amid a global shortage in protective equipment, the Spanish government said it was fighting a “war”.
“We are in a real war to get hold of ventilators, face masks and quick test kits,” budget minister Maria Jesus Montero said on Thursday. “All the countries are fighting to secure domestic production, fighting to get supplies from China.”
COVID-19: Italy Records Almost 1,000 Virus Deaths In One-Day Record
Italy recorded a shocking spike in coronavirus deaths on Friday with 969 new victims, the worst daily record for any country since the pandemic began.
The infection rate however continued its downward trend, with the civil protection agency reporting nearly 86,500 confirmed cases in Italy — a 7.4% increase, down from around 8% in previous days.
The central government today said the JEE and NEET entrance exams have been postponed to the last week of May keeping in mind the three-week national lockdown.
“Since parents and students have to travel to different examination centres, to avoid any inconvenience to them, I have directed the National Testing Agency to postpone NEET (UG) 2020 and JEE (Main) till last week of May,” said Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in a tweet. While JEE was scheduled for April, NEET was set for May 3.