Cyber: Two Israeli cybersecurity firms said that they had thwarted a large-scale Iranian hack against "prominent Israeli organizations."
Health: Iran shattered its single day record with 337 deaths.
Sanctions: The Trump administration blacklisted six Chinese shipping companies for helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.
Diplomacy: The Security Council discussed the expiration of the U.N. arms embargo on Iran and Persian Gulf collective security.
“We can choose to remain prisoners of the past and perpetuate instability and tension.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) October 20, 2020
Or, all of us can choose peace, security, stability and prosperity for all.
The choice should be obvious to all.”
My UNSC speech on Persian Gulf situation.
Health: Iran broke its single day record for daily COVID-19 cases, with 5,039 new infections.
Health: Iran broke its daily record for new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day, with 5,616 new infections.
#Iran’s Health Ministry Spox, Lari announced on Wednesday:— IranGov.ir (@Iran_GOV) October 21, 2020
🔷Total number of #COVID19 patients recovered: 438,709
🔷Total number of infected cases: 545,286
🔷Total number of death toll: 31,346
In the past 24 hours:
🔷New cases tested positive: 5,616
🔷New death toll: 312 pic.twitter.com/pD1TFAySeH
Military: Iran's conventional military and Revolutionary Guards held joint exercises designed to test Iran's air defense systems.