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 2020-02-18 07:45 

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Consul General of Iran in Karachi stresses expansion of Pakistan-Iran tourism ties...

Tehran, Feb 17, IRNA Ahmad Mohammadi Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Karachi on Tuesday called on Pakistani tourism industry activists not to restrict Iranian tourism to merely religious tourism and help boost health tourism to Iran....

 2020-02-18 07:36 

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CBI chief: Iran's inclusion in FATF blacklist, unlikely...

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA Governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati believes it is unlikely for Tehran to be included the blacklist of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)....

 2020-02-18 07:35 

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Minister says boosting domestic products, main way to thwart sanctions...

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA Iran's Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Reza Rahmani said on Monday that boosting domestic products is the main way to tackle sanctions....

 2020-02-18 07:06 

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Iran's Supreme Leader to receive East Azarbaijan people on uprising anniversary...

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will receive thousands of people from East Azerbaijan on the anniversary of the province's people against the toppled Pahlavid regime....

 2020-02-17 06:14 

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Int'l Khwarizmi Festival kicks off in Rouhani presence...

Tehran, Feb 17, IRNA The 33rd International Khwarizmi Festival opened in Tehran on Monday in presence of President Hassan Rouhani....

 2020-02-17 05:48 

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Fajr Music Festival...

The fifth night of 35th Fajr Music Festival at Vahdat Hall in Tehran, Iran, February 16, 2020. IRNA/Abdollah Heydari/Ahmad Moeini-Jam...

 2020-02-17 05:46 

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Larijani: Iran favors free, independent, flourishing Lebanon...

Beirut, Feb 17, IRNA Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday that Lebanon is an effective country in the region, and that Iran favors a free, independent and flourishing Lebanon with national solidarity....

 2020-02-17 05:38 

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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Feb 17...

Tehran, Feb 17, IRNA The following headlines appeared in the English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Monday:...

 2020-02-16 20:55 

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Veep congratulates Serbia's Nat'l Day...

Tehran, Feb 17, IRNA First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri in a message to Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic congratulated National Day of Serbia....

 2020-02-16 20:31 

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Parliament speaker reaffirms Iran's support for Syria's anti-terror campaign...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that Tehran will keep up supporting Syria's campaign against terrorism....

 2020-02-16 17:07 

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Islamophobia absolutely intolerable: UN Sec Gen...

Islamabad, Feb 16, IRNA -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the phenomenon of Islamophobia is absolutely intolerable....

 2020-02-16 16:56 

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Hezbollah chief Nasrallah: Commitment most important feature of General Soleimani...

Beirut, Feb 16, IRNA - Lebanese Hezbollah secretary-general Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday evening that modesty, sincerity, courage and especially commitment from those early days of springtime were the most important attributes and features of Ge...

 2020-02-16 16:49 

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Press conference of Iran's President...

The 14th press conference of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was held in the capital city of Tehran on Sunday. February 16, 2020. IRNA/ Ahmad Moeinijam...

 2020-02-16 16:48 

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Zarif lauds MSC talks as advancing cause of peace...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described his talks on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference as aiming to advance the cause of peace in the region....

 2020-02-16 16:18 

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Kabaddi World Cup, Iran secures third position...

Islamabad, Feb 16, IRNA -- The Islamic Republic of Iran defeated Australia on Sunday to secure third place in the 2020 Kabaddi World Cup in Pakistan....

 2020-02-16 16:13 

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Iranian karatekas grab gold, silver medals at Dubai Premier League...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iran's karate fighters snatched a gold medal and a silver medal at Karate-1 Premier League of Dubai on Sunday....

 2020-02-16 15:27 

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Iran, Italy discuss ways to preserve JCPOA...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA - The Foreign Ministers of Iran and Italy discussed Europe's commitments on the subject of the JCPOA and ways to maintain it....

 2020-02-16 15:16 

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FM's aide confers with Ugandan officials...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA - Mehdi Aqajafari, Iran's Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs, met with the Foreign Minister, the Parliament speaker and Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda during his visit to the African country....

 2020-02-16 15:10 

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Judiciary Chief: Only way to confront US, Israel authority...

Kerman, Feb 16, IRNA - Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi said the only way to counter the US and Israeli bullying is authority and resistance....

 2020-02-16 14:23 

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Ukraine's high-ranking delegation meets Shamkhani...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA - Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Secretary Alexei Danilov met with Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Ali Shamkhani....

 2020-02-16 14:20 

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Two anti-jammer, anti-radar seeker unveiled by IRGC...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA - Anti-jammer and anti-radar seeker were unveiled by the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) as new achievements in the Fourth International Congress of Holy Shrine and Security Defenders Martyrs....

 2020-02-16 14:16 

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Iranian movie receives cultural diversity award...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iranian movie Rona, Azim's Mother', directed by Jamshid Mahmoudi won UNESCO Cultural Diversity Award....

 2020-02-16 13:21 

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Qeshm's Laft jolted by 5.8 Richter earthquake...

Qeshm, Feb 16, IRNA - An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted Port of Laft on Sunday in Qeshm region in Hormuzgan province....

 2020-02-16 13:11 

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Rouhani: Iran successfully overcomes maximum pressure...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that all indexes indicate that the Islamic Republic of Iran has successfully overcome the US maximum pressure....

 2020-02-16 12:44 

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Larijani to hold talks with Syrian counterpart, president...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani is supposed to visit his Syrian counterpart Hammouda Sabbagh and President of Syria Bashar al-Assad....

 2020-02-16 12:41 

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Becoming stronger only way to defeat enemy, official says...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Sunday that against the foreign pressure, there is no way for us except becoming stronger in every field, including economic and military ones....

 2020-02-16 12:37 

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Iran, Iraq FMs examine assassination of Gen. Soleimani...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed al-Hakim on Sunday exchanged views how to probe into assassination of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes....

 2020-02-16 11:43 

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Iran, KRG voice concerns over ISIS revival...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region Masrour Barzani expressed concerns over revival of ISIS in Iraq and Afghanistan....

 2020-02-16 11:41 

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Deputy FM says no easy return for companies leaving Iran due to US sanctions...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA International companies leaving the Iranian market due to US pressure are losing a market which they would difficult to regain, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs said on Sunday....

 2020-02-16 10:53 

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Zarif: Iran ready to hold talks with Saudi Arabia...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reaffirmed Tehran's readiness to negotiate with all neighbors including the Saudi Arabia....

 2020-02-16 10:50 

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Iranian and Kuwaiti FMs discuss regional security...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah on Sunday discussed the security of the region and relations with the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council....

 2020-02-16 10:16 

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Iran's weight lifter snatches silver in Asian Champs...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iranian weight lifter Hossein Pakar in the weight category of 67kg grabbed a silver medal in snatch field in the 2020 Asian Junior Weightlifting Championships underway in Tashkent....

 2020-02-16 09:53 

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Iranian athletes win two bronze medals in Karate-1 Premier League...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iran's Bahman Asgari and Mehdi Khodabakhshi defeated their rivals on Sunday to bag the bronze medal of Karate-1 Premier League of Dubai....

 2020-02-16 09:02 

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Iranian women karateka bag two bronze medals in Dubai...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iranian women athletes won two bronze medals in the Karate-1 Premier League of in Dubai....

 2020-02-16 08:37 

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Spox: Int'l community silence emboldens Saudi-led coalition...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Sunday slammed Saudi coalition attack on Al Maslub District, Yemen, saying the international community's silence toward war crimes has emboldened perpetrators of war crimes and t...

 2020-02-16 08:19 

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Iran, Iraq agree to form joint committee for inquiry into General Soleimani's assassination...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA A visiting Iraqi judicial delegation agreed on Sunday with an offer by Iran on forming a joint committee for inquiry into the case of the US terrorist attack against motorcade of Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran to assassinat...

 2020-02-16 07:45 

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Advisor to Leader says Iran has been exposed to inhumane war...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Supreme Leader's Advisor on Defense Affairs Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Sunday that Iran has been exposed to an inhumane war and the Iranian people are dealing with the harshest human rights violations....

 2020-02-16 07:44 

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Seabirds on the shores of Iran's Bushehr...

Tourists traveling to Bushehr in Southern Iran, spend moments of their lives watching the beautiful scenery of seabirds flying off the coast of Bushehr. Bushehr/Iran. February 16, 2020. IRNA/Abbas Heidari....

 2020-02-16 06:28 

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Snowy Beautiful Kouhrang on slope of Zagros Mount...

There is a popular belief among Iranians that northern regions of Iran should be widened in the hot season to reach cool weather, but that is not the case, you will appreciate the cool weather in Chaharmahal Va Bakhtiari's Kouhrang, Shahrekord/Iran. F...

 2020-02-16 06:26 

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Iran parliament speaker heads for Syria...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani left Tehran for Damascus on Sunday morning....

 2020-02-16 06:20 

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EU Chief reaffirms commitment to keep JCPOA alive...

London, Feb 16, IRNA High Representative of the European Union Josep Borrell said on Sunday that as the EU coordinator, he will keep the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action alive....

 2020-02-16 05:44 

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Zarif says Iran expects EU to come back to JCPOA commitments...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Iran expects the European Union to return to its commitments to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action the only correct way to resolve problems....

 2020-02-16 05:27 

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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Feb 16...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA The following headlines appeared in the English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Sunday:...

 2020-02-16 04:21 

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Iran, Iraq cooperation to prosecute Martyr Soleimani assassination...

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA Secretary General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights Ali Baqeri discussed pursuing legal and criminal aspects of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani's assassination with the Iraqi delegation in Tehran....

 2020-02-15 20:17 

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11 countries participating in Fajr Int'l Festival of Fashion, Costume...

Tehran, Feb 15, IRNA Some 11 countries are participating in the international section of the Ninth Fajr Int'l Festival of Fashion, Costume, said secretary of the international section of the festival....

 2020-02-15 19:57 

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ICRC chief, Iran's FM Zarif meet in Munich...

Tehran, Feb 15, IRNA Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed humanitarian cooperation between Iran and ICRC in Syria, Yemen and Libya in Munich late on Saturday....

 2020-02-15 16:42 

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Iranian women's summit...

The summit of Iranian women was held in Iran's International Conference Center in Tehran on February 15 on the occasion of the National Women's Day which coincides with the birth anniversary of the revered daughter of the Prophet of Islam Hazrat F...

 2020-02-15 15:52 

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35th Fajr Music Festival...

The 35th Fajr Music Festival is underway in various categories in the Iranian capital city of Tehran during February 13-19. February 15, 2020. IRNA/ Marziyeh Mousavi, Nazanin Kazemi Nava...

 2020-02-15 15:28 

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All Iranians need to take part in elections to honor the country, veep says...

Tehran, Feb 15, IRNA - The first vice president, emphasizing that defending the elections is a defense of national interests, said that the criticism is in place and should be addressed, but all must participate in the elections for the sake of the countr...

 2020-02-15 15:02 

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Zarif underlines Iran's responsiveness on Ukrainian plane incident...

Tehran, Feb 15, IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed Iran's responsiveness with regard to Ukrainian plane incident and the importance of preventing from politicizing the issue....

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