Middle East

Iran’s Foreign Minister gets positive COVID-19 test

16:09, 02 November 2021
Iran’s Foreign Minister gets positive COVID-19 test Photo: Mahdi Sigari/wikimedia.org

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian tested positive for COVID-19 on late Monday.

"His general condition is good and he continues working from quarantine," the Foreign Ministry's spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.

The spokesman added that the Minister’s visit plans will be changed without specifying the details.

Amirbdollahian was expected to pay to India by the end of November to attend a meeting at the Indo-Iranian Joint Economic Commission.

Earlier on Monday, Khatibzadeh said the 2015 nuclear deal would resume “in the next two or three weeks”. However, the Minister didn’t plan to participate directly in negotiations.

The talks between Iran and the world powers have been on hold since before the new Iranian President Raisi’s election in June.

Western governments expressed a “grave” concern on Saturday amid Iran’s production of highly enriched uranium. The West believed that this production had “no credible civilian need.”

The same situation recently has happened with the White House Press Secretary. Jen Psaki said on November 1 when she had a positive test for COVID-19. 

Psaki was forced not to accompany US President Joe Biden to Rome to take part in the G20 meeting as she has been quarantined since October 27.