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 2020-02-21 16:00 

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Mousavi condemns FATF blacklisting of Iran as 'political'...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that putting Iran in FATF's blacklist was a political move supported by terrorist regimes....

 2020-02-21 15:19 

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China to maintain close coop. with Iran to defeat COVID-19 cases...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Chinese Foreign Ministry's official spokesman Geng Shuang said that China will maintain close communication and cooperation with Iran to defeat the coronavirus....

 2020-02-21 14:39 

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There is good solidarity between Dutch, Iranians: Dutch FM...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Stef Blok said that there are solidarity and good relations between the people of his country and the Iranians which can be used to develop communications between two coun...

 2020-02-21 14:04 

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Iran, Russia discuss regional developments...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali met and held talks with Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Vasilyevich Vershinin in Moscow on the latest regional developments....

 2020-02-21 13:55 

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FATF puts Iran on its blacklist...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has put Iran on its blacklist after Iran allegedly failed to comply with international anti-terrorism financing norms....

 2020-02-21 13:35 

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Parliamentary polls in provinces (2)...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Iranians flocked to polling stations across the country on Friday to vote for the parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections. These photos have been taken in Isfahan, Hamedan, Birjand, Shiraz, and Bojnurd....

 2020-02-21 13:02 

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"Iranian, Chinese are together in fight against COVID-19": Chinese amb....

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Chinese Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran Chang Hua said that the Chinese and Iranian nations stand together in the fight against the novel coronavirus....

 2020-02-21 12:32 

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4th shipment of coronavirus test kits entered in Iran: official...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) The 4th shipment of coronavirus test kits entered in Iran on Friday, according to an official in the Health Ministry....

 2020-02-21 11:49 

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Parliamentary polls in provinces (1)...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Iranians have begun casting their votes across the country for the 11th parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections since 8 A.M. of Friday morning. These photos have been taken in Rasht, Bandar Abbas, Semnan, Kerman, and Sanandaj...

 2020-02-21 11:07 

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VIDEO: Massive turnout of Iranian people in parliamentary polls...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Millions of people across the country are participating in the nationwide parliamentary elections. These are footage released by IRINN from across the country that shows huge attendance of people in polling stations....

 2020-02-21 10:48 

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Participation in the election to embarrass enemies: Ayatollah Khatami...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Tehran's interim Friday Prayer leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami called for unity of people, saying the participation of Iranians in elections will embarrass enemies....

 2020-02-21 10:25 

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13 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Iran: official...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) An official with Iran's Health Ministry said on Friday that 13 new cases of the Covid-19 have been confirmed in the country....

 2020-02-21 09:56 

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Judiciary Chief votes in parliamentary election...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi dropped his vote into the ballot box in Tehran minutes after the polls opened on Friday....

 2020-02-21 09:30 

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New Iranian envoy presents credentials to Sweden's King...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Iran's newly-appointed Ambassador to Stockholm Ahmad Masoumifar submitted his credentials to the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf on Thursday....

 2020-02-21 09:10 

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Iranians to give no value to US, its sanctions: spox Mousavi...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) In reaction to the recent US sanctions against Guardian council members, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said that government, nation and all the pillars of the Islamic Republic of Iran give no value to the US and its...

 2020-02-21 08:38 

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Iranian people to disappoint enemies more than before: Rouhani...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the massive turnout of people in today's election will disappoint enemies more than ever....

 2020-02-21 08:22 

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Pres. Rouhani casts ballot...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cast his votes in the ballot box on the early hours of elections underway on Friday....

 2020-02-21 08:01 

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Ayatollah Jannati mocks US new sanctions on him...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, the secretary of Iran's Guardian Council, reacted to the recent US sanctions against him and other members of the Council....

 2020-02-21 07:46 

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Senior Iranian officials cast vote in ballot box...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Iranian officials on Friday cast their ballot in the country's parliamentary election....

 2020-02-21 07:30 

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Tehraners vote in parliamentary election...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Iranians flocked to polling stations across the country on Friday to vote for the parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections, being held simultaneously across Iran....

 2020-02-21 07:16 

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All countries except 3 terrorist regimes in favor of FATF's extension of deadline for Iran: Zarif...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that all the countries except three terrorist regimes are in favor of FATF's extension of the deadline....

 2020-02-21 06:25 

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FM Zarif casts vote in parliamentary election...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cast his vote in a ballot box in early hours of the election at the polling station of Jamaran Hosseinieh in Tehran....

 2020-02-21 06:11 

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Leader casting votes for 2020 Parliamentary election...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei cast his vote in the ballot box on Friday....

 2020-02-21 04:11 

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Islamic Revolution Leader casts his vote in ballot box....

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei cast his vote in a ballot box in early hours of the election....

 2020-02-21 04:00 

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Polls open across Iran...

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) Election begins across the Islamic Republic where nearly 58 million Iranians are eligible to vote for their candidates to win the seats in the Parliament and the Assembly of Experts....

 2020-02-20 16:47 

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Oil min. holds phone talk with Russia's energy min. on reducing oil output...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh held a phone conversation with the Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak on Thu. with regards to the cooperation of the two countries within the framework of OPEC Plus....

 2020-02-20 16:19 

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CAO rejects rumors on continuation of Iran-China flights...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) of Iran on Thursday rejected rumors that flights between Iran and China were ongoing amid coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-02-20 15:27 

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Interior min. hosts emergency coordinating meeting on coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) A coordination council meeting was held at the Interior Ministry this morning with the participation of different relevant organizations to counter the outbreak of coronavirus....

 2020-02-20 14:15 

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Iraq rejects rumors on closing borders with Iran over virus outbreak...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) Iraq's Health Ministry has dismissed rumors over closing the borders with Iran due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran....

 2020-02-20 13:21 

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Preparing ballot boxes for parl. elections...

ISFAHAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) The central Iranian city of Isfahan is getting prepared for holding the 11th round of the parliamentary elections on Friday....

 2020-02-20 12:35 

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Hatami hails Iran aviation efforts to neutralize sanctions...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said Thu. that the country has taken important measures in the aviation sector that prove its self-confidence in neutralizing sanctions....

 2020-02-20 11:40 

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Iran's envoy, OPEC secretary-general discuss oil market...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna Kazem Gharibabadi and Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Mohammad Barkindo held a met and held talks ...

 2020-02-20 11:00 

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'Weightlessness' to open Love filmfest. in US...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) Iranian feature 'Weightlessness', directed by Mehdi Fard Ghaderi, has been selected as the opening film for the 4th edition of Love International Film Festival (LIFF) in the US....

 2020-02-20 10:16 

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Iran's enemies more scared of 'the nation' than arms...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) Commander of Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari said the enemies are more afraid of the Iranian nation than the country's arms and military force....

 2020-02-20 09:30 

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Three more patients tested positive for coronavirus in Iran...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) Three patients have tested positive for the coronavirus in Iran, a health ministry spokesman said on Thursday....

 2020-02-20 08:49 

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Delivering 8 overhauled military aircraft to Air Force...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) Eight overhauled military aircraft were delivered to Iran's Air Force on Thu. in the presence of Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami and Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) Brigadier ...

 2020-02-20 08:20 

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Iran opens HQ to combat coronavirus outbreak...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei said the government has established a 'Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters' to counter the deadly virus, which has been recently spotted in the country....

 2020-02-20 07:40 

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Iranian manufacturers indigenize strategic petchem equipment...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) A member of the Iranian Petroleum Industries Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPIEMA) said Iranian manufacturers had successfully localized building of compressors and extruders in the petrochemical industry....

 2020-02-20 07:17 

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Larijani calls for quick response to prevent coronavirus outbreak in Iran...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has called for launching immediate preemptive measures to fight the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran....

 2020-02-20 06:48 

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Iran, Russia, Turkey working to agree on date for Syria summit...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) Turkish, Russian and Iranian representatives are working on coordinating the date for a trilateral summit on the Syrian settlement process....

 2020-02-20 06:10 

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Shootings in Germany leave at least eight dead...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) At least eight people were killed and five injured in a drive-by shooting late on Wednesday in the German city of Hanau, according to local media....

 2020-02-20 05:44 

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Iran's new ambassador to Sweden submits credentials...

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) Iran's newly-appointed Ambassador in Stockholm Ahmad Masoumifar submitted a copy of his credentials to the director of Sweden's Foreign Ministry Formalities Department on Wednesday....

 2020-02-19 19:16 

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Dutch, Austrian FMs to visit Iran next week: FM spox...

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said late on Wed. that the foreign ministers of the Netherlands and Austria will visit Iran in the beginning of the next week....

 2020-02-19 19:02 

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139 Kg of narcotics seized in SE Tehran...

TEHRAN, Feb.19 (MNA) The police forces of east of Tehran province, Iran have seized 139 Kg of opium and arrested two offenders in Pakdasht....

 2020-02-19 18:13 

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Phase 2 of natl. project of producing radiopharmaceuticals inaugurated...

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) Phase two of the national project of center for producing and developing radiopharmaceuticals became operational on Wed. in the presence of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Chief Ali Akbar Salehi and also some senior officia...

 2020-02-19 17:58 

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Tehran welcomes expansion of relations with Canberra: VP Joneydi...

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneydi said that Tehran welcomes the expansion of relations with Canberra....

 2020-02-19 17:09 

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Two Iranians confirmed dead after initially testing positive for coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) Adviser to the Iranian Minister of Health and Medical Education Alireza Vahhabzadeh confirmed late on Wed. that two Iranian people died of coronavirus in Qom province, adding that complementary tests are underway....

 2020-02-19 16:52 

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Iran needs a parl. with a strategic look to national security: Hatami...

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that the country needs a powerful Parliament with a deep and profound strategic view of the Iranian situation, understanding the regional and international conditions....

 2020-02-19 16:20 

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Massive turnout of people in elections will foil enemies' plot: Army cmdr....

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) The Commander of Iran's Army Major General Seyyed Abdolrahim Mousavi said that massive participation of people in elections will thwart conspiracies hatched by enemies against the Islamic Republic of Iran....

 2020-02-19 15:49 

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Iran Greco-Roman claims title of 2020 Asian Wrestling C'ships...

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) Gaining five gold, one silver, and two bronze medals, Iranian Greco-Roman team grabbed the title of the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships...

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