Iran's foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19

DubaiUpdated: Nov 02, 2021, 02:31 PM IST

FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian attends a press conference  Photograph:(Reuters)

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Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian is under quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has tested positive for COVID-19, the foreign ministry's spokesman said.

"His general condition is good and he continues working from quarantine," Saeed Khatibzadeh told state media late on Monday, adding that the minister's agenda of visits had changed.

Earlier on Monday, the foreign ministry reported that Amirabdollahian was going to India by the end of November to attend a meeting at the Indo-Iranian Joint Economic Commission.

No further indication were made by Khatibzadeh on whether the foreign minister would be able to go to New Delhi this month.

The foreign minister of Iran does not take a direct part in negotiations over the resumption of a 2015 nuclear deal, which should resume by the end of this month.