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 2020-03-18 07:45 

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Greece calls for lifting US sanctions against Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) The Director General of Greek Foreign Ministry for International Organizations Andrea Papadakis on Wed. urged lifting of US sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic of Iran....

 2020-03-18 07:05 

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Global coronavirus death toll climbs to 7,989...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) According to the latest reports, 198,739 people have so far been diagnosed with COVID-19 epidemic around the world, with the death toll having jumped to 7,989....

 2020-03-18 06:39 

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Talks underway in IMF on offering emergency loan to Iran: spox...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) A spokesperson in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that talks are underway in the international body on giving Iran the requested $5 billion to fight the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-18 06:19 

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Iranian, Swedish FMs discuss coronavirus outbreak over phone...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) The Foreign Ministers of Iran and Sweden discussed a range of issues in a telephone conversation on Tuesday night....

 2020-03-18 05:54 

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Tajikistan's president felicitates Pres. Rouhani on Nowruz...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon in a message on Wed. felicitated his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the advent of Nowruz, the Persian New Year celebration which is also celebrated in Tajikistan....

 2020-03-18 05:27 

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US imposes new round of sanctions on Iran amid COVID-19 outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Washington announced a fresh round of sanctions on Tehran as a continuation of its so-called 'maximum pressure' campaign while Iran is grappling with the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-18 05:12 

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World needs solidarity as coronavirus pandemic worsens: Iranian envoy...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Iranian Ambassador to France Bahram Ghasemi pointed to the impact of US inhuman sanctions against Iranian people and emphasized that the world needs to come together as coronavirus pandemic worsens round the globe....

 2020-03-18 04:51 

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Croatian president voices solidarity with Iran amid coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Croatian President Zoran Milanovi, whose country currently holds the rotatory presidency of the EU, voiced the bloc's decisive support of the Iran nuclear deal and expressed solidarity with Iranian people amid the coronavirus out...

 2020-03-18 04:46 

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Gas sweetening plant launched at Maroon oil co....

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) The first phase of a gas sweetening project has been launched at No. 3 Complex of Maroon Oil and Gas Production Company (MOGPC)....

 2020-03-18 02:00 

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Iran summons Hungary's envoy...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Hungary's Ambassador to Tehran Zoltan Varga-Haszonits was summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tue. in a protest to the unconventional behavior of his country on Iranian students with coronavirus in Szent Lszl Hospital in ...

 2020-03-18 02:00 

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Iran summons Hungary's envoy over mistreatment of Iranians...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Hungary's Ambassador to Tehran Zoltan Varga-Haszonits was summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tue. in a protest to the unconventional behavior of his country on Iranian students with coronavirus in Szent Lszl Hospital in ...

 2020-03-18 00:22 

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Iranian, South African FMs discuss COVID-19 outbreak over phone...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a phone conversation with his South African counterpart Naledi Pandor on the developments of coronavirus spread....

 2020-03-17 23:00 

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Iran's Zarif emphasizes need for non-observing US sanctions against Iranian nation...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) In his phone conversation with his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov on Tue., Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed the need for non-observing of US sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic of Iran....

 2020-03-17 21:00 

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Iran produces pulmonary lesion treatment medicine for coronavirus patients...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Head of Scientific Committee of Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters Mostafa Ghanei said that Iranian researchers managed to produce a drug combination for treating pulmonary lesion of patients suffering from coronavirus....

 2020-03-17 19:30 

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Leader pardons, commutes sentences of convicts...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei pardoned or commuted the sentences of Iranian convicts on the occasion of Eids of al-Mab'ath, Rajab and New Iranian Year....

 2020-03-17 19:00 

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VIDEO: Basij forces of Hamedan disinfecting street at nights...

HAMEDAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) In an spontaneous movement, Basij forces of Hamedan province form groups to disinfect city street at nights, in a combat against the outburst of coronavirus....

 2020-03-17 18:26 

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Iran to establish joint research center with China: official...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Deputy of Islamic Azad University Babak Negahdari said on Tuesday that a joint research center will be established with the Chinese state-owned companies and NGOs....

 2020-03-17 18:00 

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Beijing slams Trump's 'Chinese Virus' tweet...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) China reacted angrily after US President Donald Trump referred to the coronavirus as "Chinese", warning the US should "take care of its own business" before stigmatizing China....

 2020-03-17 17:33 

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IHCHR condemns non-discriminatory violation of Iranian nation's rights by US...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) - Iran High Council for Human Rights (IHCHR), in a statement released on Tue. with regards to the recent report of special rapporteur of Iran's human rights to the UN Security Council (UNSC), condemned silence of the rapporteur o...

 2020-03-17 17:00 

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Sanctioners issue no permit for imports of medicine, food to Iran: Nobakht...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Head of Plan and Budget Organization (PBO) Mohammad Bagher Nobakht said on Tuesday that the imposers of sanctions on Iran have not issued any permit for imports of medicine and food to Iran....

 2020-03-17 16:33 

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Cuban amb. conveys message of fraternity, prosperity, success to Iranians...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Ambassador of Cuba to Tehran Alexis Bandrich Vega conveyed the message of fraternity, prosperity, and success to Iranians on the eve of Nowruz....

 2020-03-17 15:29 

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China to send new humanitarian aid shipments to Iran: envoy...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Referring to China's humanitarian aid to the country to fight against coronavirus outbreak, Iran's Ambassador in Beijing China Mohammad Keshavarz-zadeh said that the new aid shipments would be sent to Iran on Tuesday night....

 2020-03-17 15:00 

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Three Iranian companies to mass-produce coronavirus test kits till next week: Sattari...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) According to the Vice-President for Science and Technology, Iranian biotechnology companies have taken great steps in this short time to fight the coronavirus outbreak in the country....

 2020-03-17 14:29 

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FM Zarif calls on countries of world to join campaign to disregard US sanctions on Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on all countries of the world to join the growing global campaign to disregard US sanctions on Iran....

 2020-03-17 14:04 

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Leader urges Iranians to avoid unnecessary travel...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called for the Iranian nation to avoid unnecessary travel....

 2020-03-17 14:00 

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Iranian lawmakers test new online platform for holding sessions...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Dozens of Iranian lawmakers today tested a new online platform that will let them continue their usual work as the Parliament's sessions have been banned due to coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-17 13:30 

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Pakistan calls for lifting US sanctions on Iran to confront coronvirus...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan called for the lifting of the US sanctions on Iran to fight against the coronavirus outbreak in the country....

 2020-03-17 13:05 

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VIDEO: Aerial footage depicts almost empty streets of Madrid amid outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Drone footage published by the National Police shows the streets of Madrid deserted as a result of the strict restrictions imposed by the authorities to contain the spread of the coronavirus....

 2020-03-17 12:40 

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Turkey offers aid to Iran in anti-corona fight...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Turkey has offered a humanitarian aid package to Iran that is fighting with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus across the country....

 2020-03-17 12:16 

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Big haul of illicit drugs busted in Kerman...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) The anti-narcotics police of Kerman Province have confiscated 2,935 kilograms of illicit drugs in the city of Fahraj....

 2020-03-17 11:48 

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Kuwait to send $ 10 million humanitarian aid to Iran to fight against coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) In a telephone conversation with FM Zarif on Tuesday, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister announced his country's $ 10 million humanitarian aid to Iran in the fight against coronavirus....

 2020-03-17 11:21 

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Iran coronavirus updates: 16,169 cases, 988 deaths...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) As of Tuesday, the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak, officially known as COVID-19, in Iran has risen to 988 with 16,169 confirmed cases....

 2020-03-17 10:50 

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Iraqi President tasks Adnan al-Zurfi with forming new government...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Iraqi President Barham Salih has appointed Adnan al-Zurfi as the country's new prime minister-designate as the latest effort to resolve a months-long political crisis....

 2020-03-17 10:30 

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Russia to continue assistance to Iran in fight against coronavirus: Ryabkov...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in a telephone conversation with the Iranian ambassador that Russia will continue to assist Iran in the fight against coronavirus....

 2020-03-17 10:05 

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Jahanbakhsh offers aid to his hometown to fight COVID-19...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Brighton's and Team Melli winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh has offered a 1 billion Rials (near $7,000) aid to contain the coronavirus outbreak in his hometown, Qazvin....

 2020-03-17 09:45 

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Iraq files 2 complaints on US at the UN Security Council...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Iraq has sent two letters to the UN Security Council, complaining about the US' recent airstrikes against Iraqi security forces....

 2020-03-17 09:20 

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China sends 23mn face masks to Iran amid coronavirus outbreak: IRICA...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) revealed China's first entry of mask face consignment to the Islamic Republic of Iran on Tue....

 2020-03-17 08:56 

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Rockets hit US camp in south Baghdad this morning...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Several rockets landed on an American coalition camp in the south of Baghdad....

 2020-03-17 08:50 

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Health min. asks for 250mn to be allocated for treating CIVID-19 patients...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Iranian health minister, who also serves as the head of the National Headquarters for Fighting Coronavirus, in a letter to President Rouhani has required allocation of 250 million of foreign exchange resources for treating COVID-19 p...

 2020-03-17 08:32 

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VIDEO: Disinfecting passing cars against COVID-19 in Sabzevar...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) To combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the youth in Sabzevar in Khorasan Razavi Province, have formed small groups disinfecting passing cars....

 2020-03-17 08:07 

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US-Saudi aggression responsible for any probable coronavirus outbreak in Yemen: al-Houthi...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) A Member of the Supreme Political Council of Yemen on Tuesday held Saudi-US aggression responsible for any spread of COVID-19 outbreak in the country....

 2020-03-17 07:44 

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Police seizes firecrackers in Shiraz...

SHIRAZ, Mar. 17 (MNA) Police forces of Fars Province have seized a consignment of firecrackers and other types of explosives to be used in 'Chaharshanbe Suri' in Shiraz....

 2020-03-17 07:20 

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Current tough days will pass if people cooperate: Pres. Rouhani...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that hard times will pass if people cooperate with each other more than before....

 2020-03-17 06:54 

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Mousavi appreciates humanitarian aid to Iran to fight against coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Appreciating Uzbekistan, UAE and UNICEF humanitarian aids to the country in the fight against coronavirus, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said that Iran will never forget the way they stood with the country in hard t...

 2020-03-17 06:35 

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Pres. Rouhani inaugurates Hemmat-Karaj Freeway...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Hemmat-Karaj Freeway was put into operation today in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani....

 2020-03-17 05:58 

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Iran karate secure four Olympic quotas after top-class event in Madrid canceled...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Iranian karatekas of Kumite discipline secured four quotas in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as two major ranking events have been canceled due to coronavirus....

 2020-03-17 05:33 

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Coronavirus death toll exceeds 7,000 worldwide...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) The novel coronavirus has infected 182,723 people globally and killed 7,174....

 2020-03-17 05:14 

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Parl. commission holding session to address next budget bill...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Parliament's Budget Commission held a meeting on Mon. to mull over the cases and flaws taken by the Guardian Council on the next year's budget bill [2020 Budget Bill]....

 2020-03-17 04:47 

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UNICEF dispatches 3rd consignment to Iran to fight coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) sent its third pharmaceutical and health aid packages to the Islamic Republic of Iran on Tue. to combat the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19....

 2020-03-17 02:00 

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Rachel Corrie Symbolizes censorship in US media: American politician...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) American politician and director Art Olivier noted, "If we look at the letters Rachel Corrie wrote to her parents from Palestine, we will realize her depth of understanding."...

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