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 2021-01-21 12:38 

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Iran's futsal keeps 1st, 6th ranks in Asia, world...

Tehran, Jan 21, IRNA Iranian futsal team is still the first in Asia and 6th in the world, according to the latest ranking published by Futsal World Ranking....

 2021-01-21 12:08 

IRNA

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Bid Boland mega project symbol of failure of US sanctions on Iran: Minister...

Ahvaz, Jan 21, IRNA Iran's Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said on Thursday that the inauguration of the Persian Gulf Bid Boland Gas Refinery symbolizes the failure of the US sanctions and maximum pressure on Iran....

 2021-01-21 11:09 

IRNA

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Some 93 deaths caused by COVID-19 in Iran...

Tehran, Jan 21, IRNA Some 93 deaths were caused by COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education Sima Sadat Lari said on Thursday....

 2021-01-21 10:29 

IRNA

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Iran condemns terrorist blasts in Baghdad...

Baghdad, Jan 21, IRNA Iran's Embassy in Baghdad in a statement on Thursday condemned two terrorist explosions in the Iraqi capital that killed and injured some innocent people....

 2021-01-21 09:56 

IRNA

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Health official recommends home-grown COVID-19 vaccine "satisfactory quality"...

Qazvin, Jan 21, IRNA The home-made COVID-19 vaccines enjoy "satisfactory quality", deputy Minister of Health and Medical Education said on Thursday....

 2021-01-21 08:52 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Those seeking to defeat Iran, overthrown in disgrace...

Tehran, Jan 21, IRNA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that those seeking to defeat Iran are now overthrown in disgrace, a reference to former US president Donald Trump....

 2021-01-21 08:52 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

President: Those seeking to defeat Iran, overthrown in disgrace...

Tehran, Jan 21, IRNA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that those seeking to defeat Iran are now overthrown in disgrace, a reference to former US president Donald Trump....

 2021-01-21 08:06 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

President inaugurates Persian Gulf Bid Boland Gas Refinery...

Tehran, Jan 21, IRNA President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated the Persian Gulf Bid Boland Gas Refinery, the largest in the Middle East and other important oil projects in southern Iran on Thursday....

 2021-01-21 07:37 

IRNA

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Iran Air flight could not land at Karachi airport makes emergency landing in southeastern Iran...

Zahedan, Jan 21, IRNA Iran Air passenger plane on routine flight from Tehran could not land at Karachi airport due to reduced visibility made an emergency landing in Zahedan, southeastern Iran on Thursday morning....

 2021-01-21 07:01 

IRNA

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Iran ready to cooperate with regional states on registration of joint cases with UNESCO...

Mashad, Jan 21, IRNA Deputy head of Iran's minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts has said that Iran is ready to cooperate with regional states in providing documents and registering joint cases with UNESCO....

 2021-01-21 05:39 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Envoy upbeat with end of lawless Trump...

New York, Jan 21, IRNA - Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi has said that era of those who were implementing maximum pressure policy is over....

 2021-01-21 05:01 

IRNA

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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on January 21...

Tehran, Jan 21, IRNA -- The following headlines appeared in the English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Thursday:...

 2021-01-20 20:24 

IRNA

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Iran exports 12m euros worth of fibers in eight months...

Khomein, Jan 20, IRNA An official with the Ministry of Industries, Mines and Trade said on Wednesday that Iran exported some 15 million euros worth of fibers in the first eight months of the current Iranian year....

 2021-01-20 20:22 

IRNA

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US unilateral sanctions against Syria political, inhumane: Ravanchi...

New York, Jan 20, IRNA Iran's permanent Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said here on Wednesday that the unilateral US sanctions against Syria are political, illegal, and inhumane and must be terminated immediately....

 2021-01-20 19:56 

IRNA

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Zarif: Trump, Pompeo relegated to history dustbin...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo were consigned to the dustbin of history in disgrace....

 2021-01-20 19:40 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Trump diplomatic vandalism stems from structural choas: Spox...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh wrote in a tweet late on Wednesday that the diplomatic vandalism of the former US president Doland Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stemmed partly from a faulty institutional pr...

 2021-01-20 19:11 

IRNA

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Difficult era of Trump promoted self-confidence in Iranian people, gov't: IRNA chief...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Managing-Director of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Mohammad Reza Noruzpour said on Wednesday that Trump era was a difficult time for the Iranian people, but it raised the nation, the government and officials' self-confid...

 2021-01-20 18:53 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Zarif demands full commitment to JCPOA in return for termination of sanctions...

London, Jan 20, IRNA Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif reacting to Ireland's expressed interest in playing role in preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reiterated that Iran is ready, if sanctions are terminated and US commitme...

 2021-01-20 17:56 

IRNA

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Iran condemns inclusion of Yemen's Ansarullah in terrorist blacklist...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Wednesday strongly denounced inclusion of Yemen's Ansarullah in the US list of terrorist groups, saying that the move will worsen the most catastrophic humanitarian crisis of the cur...

 2021-01-20 16:58 

IRNA

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IRNA, Thai News Agency to enhance media cooperation: Minister...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Iran's Minister of Culture Abbas Salehi said on Wednesday that according to the agreement signed by Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) and Thai News Agency, more work can be done to expand media relations so that the two nations ...

 2021-01-20 16:26 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Trump thrown into history dump, Iranian envoy says...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Iranian Ambassador to South Africa Mehdi Aghajafari on Wednesday said that the criminal and terrorist Trump was thrown into the history dump....

 2021-01-20 16:19 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran owns 10% of world's rare blood types storage: Official...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA The director general of the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO) said on Wednesday that there are only about 4,000 units of rare blood types stored in the world, 350 of which (about 10%) belongs to Iran....

 2021-01-20 16:10 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran to start COVID-19 vaccination by Feb 10: Health Minister...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Iran's Minister of Health Saeed Namaki said on Wednesday that the country will start vaccination before February 10....

 2021-01-20 16:00 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iranian Army Ground Forces capable of doing special, hybrid operations...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA The commander of the Iranian Army said on Wednesday that the Army is capable carrying out any kind of special and hybrid operations and that if the enemy makes a mistake and makes a move based on a miscalculation, they will regret it....

 2021-01-20 13:43 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iranian drones spot hypothetical enemy vessels during 'Eqtedar 99' drills...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA During 'Eqtedar 99' military drills underway in Iran, the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran monitored and identified the hypothetical enemy vessels in international waters....

 2021-01-20 13:34 

IRNA

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Zarif: Iran UN envoy has not negotiated with US...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad-Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that Iran's representative at the UN Majid Takht-Ravanchi has been in Tehran in the past three weeks and Le Figaro's claim about him is not true....

 2021-01-20 12:37 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran, Russia economic cooperation growing: Envoy...

Tabriz, Jan 20, IRNA Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali on Wednesday said that Tehran and Moscow are experiencing enhancement of economic cooperation despite the cruel sanctions imposed by the US....

 2021-01-20 11:51 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Afghan chamber of commerce welcomes development of Chabahar port...

Kabul, Jan 20, IRNA The development of Iran's Chabahar port could play a big part in Afghanistan's trade and transit of goods, the Afghanistan chamber of commerce said in a communiqu on Wednesday....

 2021-01-20 11:04 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Some 84 deaths caused by COVID-19 in Iran...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Some 84 deaths were caused by COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education Sima Sadat Lari said on Wednesday....

 2021-01-20 10:50 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

CBI Governor says part of Iranian frozen assets released...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA - Governor of Central Bank of Iran Abdolnasser Hemmati announced on Wednesday that part of Iran's frozen assets have been released....

 2021-01-20 10:26 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Envoy calls for planting Thai garden to mark Bangkok-Tehran friendship...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Thailand Ambassador to Tehran Worawoot Pongprapapant on Wednesday called for planting Thai Garden in Tehran to mark friendship and more than 65 years Tehran-Bangkok relations....

 2021-01-20 10:15 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Development of Bandar Lengeh Port on agenda...

Bandar Abbas, Jan 20, IRNA - The government of President Hassan Rouhani has attached importance to the development of ports in Hormozgan province, especially the historical port of Bandar Lengeh, which is the most active transit port in Iran....

 2021-01-20 10:10 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iranian film, Ghasr-e Shirin wins Australian Golden Pomegranate...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Iranian movie 'Ghasr-e Shirin' directed by Reza Mir Karimi received Australian Golden Pomegranate award from the Iranian Film Festival held in Australia....

 2021-01-20 10:02 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran's Foreign Ministry issues statement on senior US officials' crimes...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has issued a detailed communiqu on crimes committed by senior officials of the Trump administration....

 2021-01-20 09:42 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Biden must engage with Iran: Pakistani editor...

Islamabad, Jan 20, IRNA -- An editor of Pakistan's renowned Urdu newspaper says Joe Biden should know that dialogue is the only way to resolve differences with Iran and policy of maximum pressure would be counterproductive....

 2021-01-20 08:35 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Minister highlights importance of "nature tourism"...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts (CHTH) Ali Asghar Mounesan highlighted Iran's significant potential for "nature tourism" and said it is as mighty as cultural heritage....

 2021-01-20 07:52 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

President says Trump brought oppression, corruption in 4 years...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA - President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the outgoing US President Donald Trump did bring nothing to the world but oppression, corruption and difficulty in four years....

 2021-01-20 07:52 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Rouhani: Trump created only oppression, corruption in his term...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA - President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the outgoing US President Donald Trump did bring nothing to the world but oppression, corruption and difficulty in four years....

 2021-01-20 07:37 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran's Army unveils "Jalal" Electro-Optical monitoring system in 'Eqtedar 99' drill...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA - Iran's Army on Wednesday unveiled "Jalal" Electro - Optical monitoring system in "Eqtedar 99" military exercise....

 2021-01-20 06:57 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Isfahan-Ankara flight, gate towards boosting tourism industry...

Isfahan, Jan 20, IRNA Deputy for Isfahan province's Governor-General for Economic Affairs Hassan Qazi-Asgar says the re-launching of direct flights between Isfahan and Ankara will act as a gate towards boosting tourism industry in both cities....

 2021-01-20 06:47 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran's Army 'Eqtedar 99' drills...

Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran initiated 'Eqtedar 99' exercises with aviation service of the ground forces, special forces, and Rapid Reaction troops, on Tuesday morning on the Makran coasts, southern Iran. Jan 20, 2021. IRNA/...

 2021-01-20 06:45 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

South Korea promises to release Iran assets without practical step...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA - Governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) says South Korean officials promise to release Iranian assets but take no practical steps to pay South Korean arrears to Iran....

 2021-01-20 05:35 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran's UN envoy reacts to US arresting Iranian scientist...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA - The spokesperson for Iranian permanent mission to the United Nations Alireza Miryousefi reacted to the US arresting Iranian university professor Kaveh Afrasiabi and said the Trump administration is famous for anti-Iranian bigotry an...

 2021-01-20 05:22 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Zarif welcomes Qatar call for dialogue between Iran, Arab states...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message welcomed Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani's initiative for holding talks between Iran and Arab countries....

 2021-01-20 04:55 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on January 20...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA -- The following headlines appeared in the English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday:...

 2021-01-19 20:46 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

South Korean banks must compensate for these two years' losses...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Governor of the Central Bank Iran (CBI) said we believe the Korean banks that have blocked Iran's monetary assets must pay compensation for these two years appropriately, and of course the amount is a technical matter that needs t...

 2021-01-19 20:40 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran's UN membership fee debt due to money transfer problems...

New York, Jan 20, IRNA A spokesperson for the United Naions Secretary-General told IRNA on Tuesday that the problems caused for Iran in regards with payment of its membership fee is because of transfer of money....

 2021-01-19 20:13 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran, Russia determined to cooperate in ship, plane manufacturing...

Moscow, Jan 19, IRNA Cooperation in manufacturing cars, planes, helicopters, and ships comprised the axes of Iran-Russia Joint Industrial-Commercial Conference here on Tuesday....

 2021-01-19 19:49 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

S Arabia possesses most destabilizing weapons in region...

Tehran, Jan 19, IRNA Iran's permanent ambassador to the United Nations Geneva Headquarters Esmail Baqaie Hamane said there on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia is the standard-bearer of making coalitions for war, intruding its neighbors and possessing the mos...

 2021-01-19 19:21 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran to import over 42m doses of COVID-19 vaccines...

Tehran, Jan 19, IRNA Deputy head of Strategic Headquarters for Implementing Country's Comprehensive Scientific Plan said here on Tuesday that Iran will import 42.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed in near future....

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