Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif reiterated his country's right to defend itself in the wake of an apparent sabotage attack on the Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant.
Earlier in the day, the EU Council extended its "restrictive measures responding to serious human rights violations in Iran until 13 April 2022".
The reported aerial activity comes amid the continued escalation of tensions in the civil war-torn country as well as growing fears that the authorities in Kiev may try to take back the breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine by force.
China began a trial run of its new digital yuan, or e-yuan, last year, with the blockchain-based central bank currency formally envisioned as a tool to replace cash, combat currency-based crime and make transactions cheaper and easier.
Last week, Donald Trump issued a statement, saying that Matt Gaetz never asked him for a pardon and stressed that the congressmen “totally denied” all accusations made against him.
On 11 April, Iran's uranium enrichment facility in Natanz was hit in what officials say was an “act of nuclear terrorism,” which caused a power failure at the plant.
A trove of tablets found in Turkey over a century ago revealed the chronology of the Hittite civilisation, which is mentioned a number of times in the Old Testament.
The event elicited a somewhat mixed reaction online, with social media users both criticising and appreciating the antics of the fest’s participants.