Cuba approves domestic vaccine which Iran plans to mass produce

A nurse prepares to inject a volunteer taking part in an Iranian coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine trial in Tehran, Iran December 29, 2020. (Reuters) August 21, 2021 Cuba's drug regulator granted emergency approval for its homegrown Soberana 2 vaccine on Friday, allowing the drug's full inclusion in the country's inoculation program as it [...]

By |August 21st, 2021|Cuba, Latin America|

Cuba says Iran to start producing one of its COVID-19 vaccines

Doses of Cuba Abdala vaccine are seen at a vaccination center in Caracas, Venezuela July 1, 2021. (REUTERS) July 29, 2021 Iran will next week become the first country outside of Cuba to start producing one of the Communist-run island’s homegrown COVID-19 vaccines on an industrial scale, Cuban state-run media said on Wednesday. [...]

By |July 29th, 2021|Cuba, Latin America|

Iran denounces US ‘interference’ as Cuba rocked by rare protests

Protesters shut down part of the Palmetto Expressway as they show their support for anti-government protesters in Cuba, on July 13, 2021, in Miami, Florida. (AFP) July 15, 2021 US foe Iran has accused the United States of “interference” in Cuba’s internal affairs after unprecedented protests hit the communist-ruled island which has been [...]

By |July 15th, 2021|Cuba, Latin America, North America, USA|

U.S. warns Venezuela, Cuba to turn away Iranian ships believed to be carrying arms

IRGC vessels buzzing past US military ships on the Gulf, April 15, 2020. (US Navy) June 10, 2021 The Biden administration is urging Venezuela and Cuba to turn away two Iranian warships believed to be carrying arms intended for transfer to Caracas, while vowing that the U.S. will take “appropriate measures” to deter [...]

By |June 10th, 2021|Cuba, Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Cuban Covid-19 vaccine has “no side effects”, Iranian officials claim

Small bottles labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. (Reuters) By Pouyan Khoshhal January 14, 2021 Since the Supreme Leader banned the future importation of UK- and US-made Covid-19 vaccines, the Iranian government has focused instead on the prospects for domestically-manufactured products, including [...]

By |January 14th, 2021|Cuba, Latin America|

Cuban coronavirus vaccine to be tested on Iranians

Kianoush Jahanpour, speaking on behalf of Iran’s Food and Drug Administration, on a visit to a makeshift hospital in Tehran. (ISNA) January 13, 2021 Over the past 11 months, officials of the Islamic Republic have obsessively repeated this claim to justify the non-acceptance of support from the West in battling coronavirus, up to and including [...]

By |January 13th, 2021|Cuba, Latin America|

Iran cooperates with Cuba to produce COVID-19 vaccine

Small bottles labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. (Reuters) January 02, 2021 Iran is co-producing a COVID-19 vaccine with a Cuban company, Spokesperson for the Iran Food and Drug Administration (IFDA) at the Health Ministry Kianoush Jahanpour revealed Friday, while denying that [...]

By |January 2nd, 2021|Cuba, Latin America|

Cuba and Iran forge an alliance against US sanctions

Iranian FM Javad Zarif, left, is welcomed by Cuban FM Bruno Rodriguez, in Havana, Cuba, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP) November 7, 2020 Cuba and Iran's foreign ministers met in Havana on Friday to reinforce their mutual support in the face of crippling US sanctions. Cuba's official newspaper Granma said Bruno Rodriguez and Iran's Mohammad Javad [...]

By |November 7th, 2020|Cuba, Latin America|