Iran nuclear deal
Iran has called on the P5+1 countries to fulfill their obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal. “It is the greatest honor of the Iranian nation that despite the withdrawal of the other party from the agreement, we waited for a whole year, from 2018 to 2019, and started to scale down our commitments. So, those who say whether the US or Iran should take the first step should take into account that we alone carried the burden of the JCPOA for a whole year.” Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran has been in an economic war imposed by the enemies despite remaining committed to the agreement. He added that Tehran has proved it is committed to its obligations, seeking peace rather than war and all its activities are peaceful and today is the turn for the other party to take the step forward. Rouhani warned that any day of delay would be in their detriment. The United State withdrew from the landmark agreement in 2018 and reinstated sanctions on Iran months later.
US gun violence
Police in the US state of California have reported a shooting incident south of Los Angeles with multiple victims. Police in the city of Orange say officers responded to the shooting incident in the early hours of Wednesday. They say a suspect has been arrested, but the motive behind the incident remains unclear. Police say the situation is now stabilized. Investigations show that the United States loses around 33,000 people to gun violence every year. Additionally, more than 100,000 people are shot there each year.
Brazil covid crisis
Brazil has reported nearly 3,900 new coronavirus deaths, setting another record for daily virus fatalities. The figure takes the overall tally to more than 321,000. The Health Ministry said more than 90,000 cases were also registered in the span of 24 hours. The official tally of infections in the Latin American country has crossed 12.7 million. Brazil recorded more than 66,500 fatalities in March, the country’s deadliest month yet in the pandemic. The Latin American country is the second worst-hit nation in the world after the United States in terms of both deaths and infections from COVID-19.