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 2018-09-21 16:42 

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600 military vessels to be showcased in Armed Forces parade tomorrow in Bandar Abbas...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said that Bandar Abbas will host military parade of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran tomorrow morning on Sept. 22....

 2018-09-21 14:27 

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ICJ to issue Order on Iran's lawsuit against US on Oct. 03...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will deliver its Order on Iran's lawsuit against the United States on Wednesday 3 October 2018....

 2018-09-21 14:17 

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Nationwide parades slated to be held on Sat....

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Spokesman and Deputy Commander of the Islamic Republic Army for Cultural and Public Relations Affairs Brigadier General Taqikahani said that nationwide parade of Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran will be held tomorrow....

 2018-09-21 13:48 

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US, UAE dream of "Iran missile talks" never to come true...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said "the interventionist dream of the United States and the UAE over Iran's missile negotiation will never come true."...

 2018-09-21 13:37 

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Iran condoles with Tanzanian govt. over ferry mishap...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi deplored the loss of dozens after a ferry sank in Tanzania's Lake Victoria,....

 2018-09-21 13:32 

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Romania backs JCPOA wholeheartedly: Romanian FM...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) In his meeting with outgoing Iranian Ambassador to Romania in Bucharest Hamid Moayyer, Romanian foreign minister placed special emphasis on his country's support for EU positions with regard to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Act...

 2018-09-21 11:15 

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US plots in Middle East doomed to failure...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Tehran Interim Friday Prayers Leader Seyed Mohammad Hasan Aboutorabifard said that US should know that their malicious plots in the Middle East have doomed to failure....

 2018-09-21 11:08 

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Hazrat Masoumeh (SA) Mausoleum hosts Ashura Day mourning ceremony...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Mourning ceremony of Day of Ashura (marking 10th of Muharram, the day Imam Hussein (AS) and 72 of his true companions were martyred in the Battlefield of Karbala) was held in Hazrat Masoumeh (SA) Mausoleum in Qom province on Sept. 20...

 2018-09-21 11:07 

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S Korean firms to continue coop. with Iran despite US sanctions...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) In his meeting with the Deputy Chairman of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) for International Affairs Mohammad-Reza Bakhtiari, South Korea's new Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran Yu ...

 2018-09-21 10:17 

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Iran cement production in 5 months tops 24mn tons...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Head of Iran Cement Employers Association, Mohammad Atabak, said that cement production volume in the country surpassed 24 million tons in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year in 1397 (March 21-August 21, 2018)....

 2018-09-21 09:42 

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Night of Sham-e-Ghariban in Zanjan...

ZANJAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) The night of Sham-e-Ghariban was held at Azam Hosseinieh of Zanjan on Thursday, during which Muslims mourn and lament the martyrdom of Imam Hossein (AS)....

 2018-09-21 09:34 

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Iranian female volleyball team beats Australia in AVC Cup again...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Iranian Women National Volleyball Team defeated Australia in the playoff stage of Asian Volleyball Confederation's Challenge Cup in Thailand on Friday....

 2018-09-21 09:33 

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'Alphabet' wins nomination at Revolution Me Filmfest....

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Iranian short animation 'Alphabet' directed by Kianoush Abedi has been nominated for an award at 2018 Revolution Me Film Festival....

 2018-09-21 09:16 

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Iran dismisses as 'red herring' US claim over Rouhani's offer to meet Trump...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi dismissed Nikki Haley's claim, underlining "the Islamic Republic of Iran has never requested a meeting with US President Donald Trump."...

 2018-09-21 08:17 

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Pakistan eyes broadening good ties with Iran...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that his country seeks enhancing amicable ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran....

 2018-09-21 08:15 

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White House pressure never to undermine Iran-Iraq parliamentary ties...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said "the relations between Tehran and Baghdad are strategic, and pressures of the White House imposed on Iraqi political and parliamentary officials cannot u...

 2018-09-21 07:17 

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No country in region able to counter Iran...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Deputy Commander of Army Air Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran Amir Hamid Vahedi said that no country in the region is able to deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran militarily....

 2018-09-21 06:51 

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MP urges Pre. Rouhani to outline US violation of JCPOA in UNGA...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Member of Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Seyed Hossein Naghavi Hosseini called on President Hassan Rouhani to describe US violation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in his upcomi...

 2018-09-21 06:16 

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IRGC, Army Forces joint military drill kicks off in Persian Gulf...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) On the occasion of the Sacred Defense Week, a joint military exercise was launched between Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Army Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the azure waters of the Persian Gulf....

 2018-09-21 06:11 

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Tent-burning ceremony in Ashura in Tehran...

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) Concurrent with Day of Ashura (marking the tenth day of Muharram that Imam Hussein (AS) and 72 of his true companions martyred in the Battlefield of Karbala, the symbolic tent-burning ceremony was held on Thursday Sept. 20 in Imam Ho...

 2018-09-20 14:40 

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Zarif slams calling JCPOA 'a personal agreement' as shameful...

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has lashed out at the US special envoy for Iran Brian Hook for calling the JCPOA 'a personal agreement', stressing that the nuclear deal is an international treaty approved by...

 2018-09-20 13:45 

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Iranian MP attends 2nd Eurasian Women's Forum in Russia...

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) Iran has sent a representative to the second Eurasian Women's Forum which kicked off in Saint Petersburg of Russia on September 19....

 2018-09-20 12:32 

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Ambassador blasts UK for warning dual nationals over travel to Iran...

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) The Iranian ambassador to the United Kingdom has criticized the European country for politicizing Iranian-British citizens' travel to Iran....

 2018-09-20 11:54 

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Ashura mourning ceremony in Tehran...

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) People of Tehran gathered at Imam Hussein Square in the center of the capital today to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein on Ashura Day....

 2018-09-20 11:53 

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Iran football team stays as Asia's best in latest FIFA ranking...

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) According to the latest FIFA ranking released today, Iranian men's national football team has dropped one rung to 33rd on the world stage while still remaining above all other Asian teams....

 2018-09-20 11:45 

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Ashura midday prayers in Zanjan...

ZANJAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) In commemoration of the last prayers that Imam Hussein led in Karbala, people of Zanjan, a city in northwestern Iran, held prayers in the city's grand Hosseinieh on Ashura Day....

 2018-09-20 10:38 

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Iran to veto OPEC decisions harming its interests: Oil min....

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh told Bloomberg on Thu. that Iran will veto any OPEC decision that harms the Islamic Republic, adding that he won't be attending the Algerian JMMC meeting....

 2018-09-20 10:24 

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We need to stand by Iran during sanctions: Hezbollah chief...

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) The Secretary General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah has called for helping Iran as the US sanctions against the country are due to take effect within weeks....

 2018-09-20 09:19 

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Iran removes limit on gold, foreign currency imports...

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has eased currency rules and ordered the customs to allow merchants to bring foreign currency banknotes or gold into the country in a bid to curb further depreciation of the rial....

 2018-09-20 08:12 

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Iranian film critic joins Russia's 'Zero Plus' jury panel...

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) Iranian film critic Hamed Soleimanzadeh has joined the international jury panel of the 5th edition of Zero Plus Film Festival in Russia....

 2018-09-20 07:34 

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Russia says Iran has 'sovereign right' to develop missile program...

MOSCOW, Sep. 20 (MNA) Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has told Sputnik that the development of the Iranian missile program is Tehran's sovereign right....

 2018-09-20 07:30 

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Iraqis' Muharram mourning ceremony in Tehran...

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) Shia Muslims from southern Iraqi cities of Najaf, Karbala and Kazemin, who are residing in Iranian capital, annually hold a mourning ceremony carrying torches to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Husseinon on the 8th, 9th, and 10th of Muha...

 2018-09-20 06:35 

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IAEA envoy calls for pressuring Israel to join NPT...

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) Iranian representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency has called for pressuring Israel into joining the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as the only way to bring peace to the Middle East....

 2018-09-20 06:24 

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Iran calls on UN to take stricter stance on Israel's nuke threat...

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) Iran's permanent mission to the United Nations has called on the international community to take a stronger stance against the unchecked measures and nuclear threat posed by the Israeli regime....

 2018-09-20 05:14 

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Iran calls for realistic regional, intl. aid in combating terrorism in Afghanistan...

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) Iran's UN envoy Es'hagh Al-Habib stressed the need for sustained regional and international support in countering terrorists in Afghanistan in a "realistic manner"....

 2018-09-20 05:01 

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Leader attends Muharram mourning ceremony on night of Ashura...

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) The fourth night of 2018 Muharram mourning ceremony was held on September 19, at the Imam Khomeini Hussainiyeh with Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei attending....

 2018-09-19 19:17 

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Iran GR wrestling team reclaimed title of Junior World C'ships...

TRNAVA, Sep. 20 (MNA) Gaining four gold and two bronze medals and a total of 136 points, Iran's Greco-Roman team reclaimed the title of Junior World Championships for the second time in a row....

 2018-09-19 15:35 

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Iran's Hosseini settled for silver in 2018 World Taekwondo Grand Prix...

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) Iranian Taekwondoka Mirhashem Hosseini suffered a defeat in the final bout of men's -68kg category and gained the silver medal of 2018 World Taekwondo Grand Prix, underway in Chinese Taipei....

 2018-09-19 13:24 

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Imam Hossein's message is 'standing up for justice yields victory'...

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif posted a message on his Twitter account saying that the main message of Imam Hossein in Karbala is 'standing up for justice yields victory'....

 2018-09-19 13:22 

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Tasu'a mourning in Tehran's Grand Bazaar...

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) Mourners in Tehran's Grand Bazaar commemorate the ninth day of Muharram, known as Tasu'a, which is attributed to Abbas ibn Ali because of his sacrifices in Karbala....

 2018-09-19 12:11 

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VIDEO: Muharram mourning procession in Busher...

BUSHEHR, Sep. 19 (MNA) Bushehr, Southern Iran, annually hosts Muharram mourning ceremonies which are distinguished for their order and discipline. Here you can see a group of mourners doing the procession in a Busher's mosque....

 2018-09-19 12:11 

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VIDEO: Muharram mourning procession in Bushehr...

BUSHEHR, Sep. 19 (MNA) Bushehr, Southern Iran, annually hosts Muharram mourning ceremonies which are distinguished for their order and discipline. Here you can see a group of mourners doing the procession in a Bushehr's mosque....

 2018-09-19 12:10 

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Iran falls short of China at AVC Women's Cup...

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) Iranian women's national volleyball team suffered a 0-3 loss to China in the quarterfinals of the 6th Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Women's Cup....

 2018-09-19 10:46 

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Foreign tourists attending Muharram mourning in Yazd...

YAZD, Sep. 19 (MNA) A host of foreign tourists annually attend Muharram mourning ceremonies in Yazd province. Some of them reportedly come to Iran and Yazd province exclusively for viewing these processions....

 2018-09-19 10:45 

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Iran expects UK to play influential role in re-building Arak heavy-water reactor...

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) The head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said that Iran expects the United Kingdom to serve a crucial role in the rebuilding project of Arak heavy-water reactor....

 2018-09-19 10:42 

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Iran after building small and medium-sized reactors...

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, in a meeting with Director of the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA) Zhang Kejian emphasized cooperation on the construction of small and medium-sixed reactors in Iran....

 2018-09-19 09:26 

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FIVB World C'ship: Iran outplays brave Finland, learns fate in 2nd round...

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) Iran edged past Finland in the final game of the first round in FIVB Men's World Championship....

 2018-09-19 09:25 

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Tehran, Paris eye increased nuclear coop....

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) In a meeting between nuclear officials of Iran and France, the two sides discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation, especially in the academic domain....

 2018-09-19 09:22 

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Iran denies claim it's trying to expand influence in Africa...

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) Iran's Foreign Ministry has rejected the claims made by Morocco regarding Tehran's attempts to expand its influence in Africa, saying that the relations between the Islamic Republic and the African countries have always been ...

 2018-09-19 06:59 

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Iranian GR wrestlers win three gold medals in Junior World C'ships...

TRNAVA, Sep. 19 (MNA) Iran's junior Greco-Roman wrestlers snatched three gold medals on Tuesday night in World Championships, underway in Slovakia....

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