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 2018-01-17 05:48 

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Iran committed to friendly ties with Qatar...

TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) Parl. Speaker Larijani, while voicing regret over the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against Qatar, stressed Iran's commitment to its friendly relations with the peninsular Arab country....

 2018-01-17 02:44 

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Trump's remarks on Iran, interference: Indonesian deputy speaker...

TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) Fadli Zon, Deputy Speaker of the Indonesian People's Representative Council told Mehr News Agency that the US president's approach toward developments in Iran is contrary to international law....

 2018-01-16 17:45 

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Larijani calls for rapid Reconstruction in post-ISIL Iraq...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Iran's Parliament speaker met with his Iraqi counterpart on Tuesday (January 16) where he expressed hope that the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iraq can be held in a timely manner with impressive public participation....

 2018-01-16 17:18 

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Mottaki thanks Japanese PM for the award...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Iran's former Foreign Minister thanks Japanese Prime Minister for awarding him the "Rising Sun"....

 2018-01-16 17:18 

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Mottaki thanks Japanese PM for 'Rising Sun' award...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Iran's former foreignminister thanks Japanese prime minister for awarding him the "Rising Sun"....

 2018-01-16 16:53 

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3 Sanchi oil tanker crew commemorated in hometown province...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Three Iranian Sanchi oil tanker crew members were commemorated in their hometown province of Alborz on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 16:53 

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3 Sanchi crew commemorated in hometown...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Iran's Sanchi oil tanker that has been ablaze for almost a week after colliding with a cargo ship off the coast of China sank with no hopes of finding any survivors among the 32 crew members. Three crew members, whose bodies foun...

 2018-01-16 16:52 

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Iran to open IAU branches in Syria...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Head of Islamic Azad University board of founders said that Bashar al-Assad has requested Iran to open branches of Azad University in all the cities of Syria....

 2018-01-16 16:35 

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Enemy increasing resorting to cyberspace against Iran: Police Chief...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Police chief says that Iran's enemies are increasing resorting to cyberspace to undermine Iranian values and beliefs....

 2018-01-16 15:42 

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Expanding parliamentary relations basis for stable peace...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Chairperson of the Assembly of Turkmenistan said on Tuesday that PUIC can contribute to expansion of relations among countries and insure stable peace....

 2018-01-16 15:40 

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Pres. Rouhani says US military in Syria threat to whole region...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Iran's president, in a meeting with speaker of the Syrian parliament on Tuesday, condemned US forces' presence in Syria, calling it a threat to the region as a whole....

 2018-01-16 15:01 

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Iran's Leader receives delegations of PUIC member states in Tehran...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) The Iranian Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received the delegations attending PUIC (the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation) Conference in Tehran on Tuesday (January 16, 2018)....

 2018-01-16 14:32 

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Iran welcomes commercial relations with Iraq...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) President Rouhani met with Iraqi parliament speaker Tuesday (January 16) where he stated that Iran will welcome expansion of relations with Iraq and supports a unified Iraq....

 2018-01-16 14:27 

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Leader receives PUIC participating delegates...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) The Iranian Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received on Tuesday the participants of the PUIC Conference in Tehran....

 2018-01-16 14:27 

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Leader: Main issues of Muslims not to be ignored through silence conspiracy...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Recieving participants of the PUIC Conference in Tehran, the Iranian Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei asked Muslim nations not to let the main issues of the world of Islam be ignored through the conspiracy of silence. ....

 2018-01-16 13:33 

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'Bystander' to vie at Italian filmfest....

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Iranian short animation 'Bystander' directed by Sheyda Kashi will go to Cefalu Film Festival....

 2018-01-16 13:05 

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Iran believes in diplomacy to resolve regional issues...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Iran's president, in a meeting with speaker of Consultative Assembly of Qatar, stressed that the differences between the neighboring countries should be resolved through dialogue, declaring Iran's support for the Qatari gover...

 2018-01-16 12:26 

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Iran, Pakistan defensive coop. prerequisite to regional stability...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami called for expansion of Iran, Pakistan relations and stated that bilateral defensive cooperation contributes to regional stability....

 2018-01-16 12:15 

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US' Queens World Filmfest. to screen 'Alphabet'...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Iranian short animation 'Alphabet' directed by Kianoush Abedi will be screened in the 8th Queens World Film Festival in New York, US....

 2018-01-16 12:09 

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VIDEO: MNA, Tehran Times' message on philosophy for St. Olaf College...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) St. Olaf College in US commemorated World Philosophy Day on Nov. 16 by streaming a recorded message from Mohammad Ghaderi (chief editor of Tehran Times newspaper) and Javad Heiran-Nia (Head of international desk of Mehr News Agency)....

 2018-01-16 12:07 

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More than 100k people need help in central African Republic...

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (MNA) More than 100,000 people need urgent humanitarian assistance in the city of Paoua, Central African Republic, while the concern for their state of health is increasing....

 2018-01-16 11:42 

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US President's interpretation of African people "deplorable"...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) In his meeting with the President of the National Assembly of Senegal Moustapha Niasse on Tuesday, President Rouhani condemned the US President's interpretation of African people strongly and termed it "regrettable";....

 2018-01-16 11:32 

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Rouhani calls for expanding ties with Algeria...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Iranian President met and talked with the speaker of the national assembly of Algeria in Tehran on Tuesday, declaring Iran's readiness for expansion of ties with Algeria....

 2018-01-16 11:10 

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Violation of JCPOA disadvantageous to all parties...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Lebanese Parliament speaker said that violation of JCPOA will be detrimental to all the parties to the deal and urged all the countries to honor the clauses of the agreement....

 2018-01-16 10:29 

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"IRANOME" project inaugurated in presence of health min....

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) A scientific and technological project dubbed "IRANOME" was opened today in the Rehabilitative and Welfare Sciences University in the presence of Minister of Health Dr. Seyed Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi and vice president for S...

 2018-01-16 10:20 

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Trump either to sign waiver or pay price for leaving N-deal...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Head of Iranian Parliament's Nuclear Committee said Tue. that US President Trump will either keep signing the waiver on Iran's nuclear-related sanctions or he will be forced to pay the price for withdrawing from the nuclear d...

 2018-01-16 10:18 

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Iranian embassy in Pakistan flies flags at half-staff to mourn lost sailors...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Iran's flags at the embassy, consulates and other affiliated offices in Pakistan are flown at half-mast to mourn the deaths of Iranian sailors who lost their lives in oil tanker incident....

 2018-01-16 08:22 

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'Border force' to deteriorate crisis in Syria...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Iranian foreign minister spokesman on Tuesday called on the US to stop its interventionist policy in Syria, saying the formation of 'border security force' will worsen the crisis in the war-torn country....

 2018-01-16 07:22 

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Turkish, Iranian central banks committed to expand ties...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Top officials from the Central Bank of Iran and Turkey along with senior bankers met in Tehran on Sunday to discuss new ways of developing banking relations between the two neighboring states....

 2018-01-16 07:00 

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Trump and riddle of JCPOA...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Although some news agencies have viewed the US president stance on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) positively, the fact is Washington has long been breaching the nuclear deal....

 2018-01-16 06:58 

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Iran assumes presidency of PUIC Conference...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) The President of National Assembly of Mali transferred the chairmanship of the PUIC Conference to Iranian Parliament speaker at the opening ceremony of the 13th session of the conference in Tehran on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 06:52 

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Muslims welcome interaction with world on equal grounds...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) President Rouhani said Tue. that Muslim countries welcome constructive interaction with the world as long as it is on equal grounds and void of any foreign intervention in their internal affairs....

 2018-01-16 06:48 

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PUIC members examine Islamic human rights, women role in development...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Speaking at the 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) Conference on Tuesday, Iran's Parliament speaker emphasized the increasing economic cooperation between the Muslim countries....

 2018-01-16 06:31 

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Chinese amb. condoles with Iran on Sanchi tragedy...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Chinese Ambassador to Iran Pang Sen expressed his deep condolences to the bereaved families of the victims of Sanchi oil tanker, bursting into flames from end to end and sinking off China's coast....

 2018-01-16 06:09 

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PUIC Conf. kicks off, with Parl. speakers in attendance...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) The 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC member states started this morning in the presence of Iran's president, with parliament speakers, deputy speakers and delegations from 44 countries in attendance....

 2018-01-16 06:07 

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DesignMENA names 5 Iranians as ME's top architects...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) DesignMENA, Middle East's premier website for architecture and interior design, has released a list of top 50 Middle East's most influential architects, among which are five Iranians....

 2018-01-16 05:45 

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Syrian Army regains control over new areas in Hama, Aleppo...

HAMA, Jan. 16 (MNA) Syrian Arab Army units established full control over Hajila village and Mashrfeh hill in the northeastern countryside of Hama province....

 2018-01-16 05:45 

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EU support for JCPOA needs more than statement...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Professor of Political Science hopes Iran prepare commensurate response to Trump's possible withdrawal of the JCPOA beyond issuing condemnatory statements and intensify diplomatic pressure on Europe....

 2018-01-16 05:21 

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Chinese FM offers condolences to Iran over fatal Sanchi incident...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) In a message to Foreign Minister Zarif on Tuesday, Wang Yi has offered condolences over the deaths of Iranian sailors to their families and Iranian nation....

 2018-01-16 05:20 

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Airbus announces delay in delivery of jets to Iran...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) The sales chief of European planemaker Airbus predicted delivery of the remaining jets to Iran could take longer to complete than what was planned under a deal worth $10 billion signed in 2016....

 2018-01-16 05:03 

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Erdogan warns US against forming 'terror army' on its border with Syria...

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) Turkey has warned the US it was "playing with fire" over plans to set up a 30,000-strong force to police its border with Syria, saying it had tanks ready at the frontier....

 2018-01-15 19:10 

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Larijani stresses development of banking relations between Iran, Turkey...

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) In a meeting with his Turkish counterpart on Monday, Ali Larijani stressed the need for Iran and Turkey to develop their banking relations....

 2018-01-15 19:10 

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Larijani stresses extension of banking ties between Iran, Turkey...

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) In a meeting with his Turkish counterpart on Monday, Ali Larijani stressed the need for Iran and Turkey to develop their banking relations....

 2018-01-15 19:07 

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Iran-France joint working group holds first meeting...

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) At the first meeting of the Iran-France Joint Transport Working Group, the two sides reviewed previous contracts for the purchase of Airbus and ATR....

 2018-01-15 19:06 

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Islamic countries should do more in support of women...

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) Chairing the 7th Summit of the Muslim Women Parliamentarians as part of the ongoing PUIC Summit in Tehran, Iranian MP Parvaneh Salahshouri stressed the need for supporting women and children against violence and discrimination in the...

 2018-01-15 17:11 

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Larijani proposes revising customs tariffs with Tajikistan...

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) In a meeting with Tajikistan Deputy Speaker Abdujabbor Azizi, Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani emphasized the need for revising the customs tariffs between Iran and Tajikistan....

 2018-01-15 17:10 

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French Embassy offers condolence over Sanchi oil tanker incident...

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) In a tweet on Monday, French Embassy in Tehran has sympathized with the families of the Sanchi oil tanker crews....

 2018-01-15 17:08 

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Zarif meets with Senegalese parl. speaker...

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) Iranian foreign minister met and talked with Senegalese parliament speaker Moustapha Niasse in Tehran on Monday afternoon....

 2018-01-15 16:04 

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Iran ready to expand ties with Turkmenistan...

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) Iran's parliament speaker met and talked with his Turkmenistan counterpart in Tehran on Monday afternoon to discuss bilateral relations and the ways to strengthen them....

 2018-01-15 16:03 

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Zarif bids farewell to UN Coordinator in Iran...

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the United Nations Coordinator to bid him farewell at the end of his mission in Iran on Monday....

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