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 2020-03-25 17:00 

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Shahid Dr. Hejrati 2,000-bed Convalescent Center inaugurated...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) Shahid Dr. Hejrati 2,000-bed Convalescent Center and Hospital Complex of Iran's Army Ground Force was inaugurated this morning by the Commander of Iran's Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi....

 2020-03-25 16:00 

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Parks, department stores to be shut down amid coronavirus outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Wed. that parks and department stores will be closed amid coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, but those stores that supply basic requirements of people will continue their activities...

 2020-03-25 15:00 

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Tehran hosts IRGC's Ground Forces Biological Defense Drill...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) The environmental cleansing operations and biological defense drill of health martyrs of IRGC's Ground Forces was held in Tehran on Mar. 25 throughout the country....

 2020-03-25 14:00 

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Confronting coronavirus needs social participation, solidarity: Veep...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri emphasized the need for social participation and solidarity to combat coronavirus, also known as COVID-19....

 2020-03-25 13:00 

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Iran to continue development of joint oil & gas fields this year...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) Islamic Republic of Iran will continue implementation of important oil projects [including development of joint oil and gas fields] in the Iranian New Year [started Mar. 21, 2020]....

 2020-03-25 12:30 

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FM Zarif holds phone talks with Croatian, Armenian counterparts...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wed. held a phone conversation with his Croatian counterpart Gordan Grli-Radman whose country holds the rotating presidency of the European Union (EU)....

 2020-03-25 12:00 

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CBI governor says part of Iranian frozen assets likely to be released...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati said on Wed. that part of Iran's frozen assets will be likely released soon in cooperation with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs which enables the country to co...

 2020-03-25 11:00 

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Russia calls on US to lift Iran sanctions ASAP amid coronavirus outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) In his telephone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wed., Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia has requested US to lift Iran sanctions as soon as possible which hampers Iran's co...

 2020-03-25 10:10 

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Iran coronavirus updates: 27,017 confirmed cases, 2,077 deaths, 9,625 recovered...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) As of Wednesday, the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak, officially known as COVID-19, in Iran has risen to 2,077 with 27,017 confirmed cases and 9,625 recovered....

 2020-03-25 10:00 

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Army is ready to confront any threat: Rear Admiral Sayyari...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) Deputy Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that the forces affiliated to Iran's Army are ready to confront any threat....

 2020-03-25 09:00 

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Withdrawal of US troops from ME not on horizon: Kamrava...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) Mehran Kamrava, a professor of the Middle East Studies at Georgetown University of Doha, says, "At this time, I cannot see a possibility that the US would withdraw its troops from the Middle East."...

 2020-03-25 08:15 

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FIFA says it watches everything for Futsal World Cup competitions closely...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) In response to a question of Mehr News Agency (MNA), Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) announced that the date set for Futsal World Cup competition in Lithuania, as host country, has not changed up to the presen...

 2020-03-25 07:30 

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If US does not heed to intl. demands, all countries should disobey sanctions...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi said on Wed. that if US does not pay attention to international demands, all countries should disobey sanctions....

 2020-03-25 06:48 

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Tough measures to be taken to contain coronavirus outbreak: Pres. Rouhani...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that stricter measures will be taken in the country to combat coronavirus, also known as COVID-19....

 2020-03-25 06:30 

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American people join campaign on US sanctions against Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) American people have launched a campaign against US sanctions imposed on Iran and urged the US Department of Treasury (Office of Foreign Assets Control, OFAC) to lift sanctions at the condition that Iran is grappling with the coronav...

 2020-03-25 05:52 

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UN chief calls for rolling back sanctions to combat coronavirus global pandemic...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) United Nations Secretary General Antnio Guterres in a letter to G-20 countries called for rolling back international sanctions on countries amid outbreak of coronavirus global pandemic....

 2020-03-25 05:49 

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Iranian, Russian FMs discuss coronavirus outbreak on phone...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov held a phone conversation on the mutual cooperation in countering coronavirus global pandemic late on Tue....

 2020-03-24 19:09 

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Very least US can do is remove impediments to Iran's buying medical supplies: Robert Hunter...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) Robert E. Hunter, the former US ambassador to NATO, says the very least the US can do is remove the impediments to Iran's buying medical supplies from other countries....

 2020-03-24 18:00 

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US senators call for lifting US sanctions against Iran amid coronavirus global pandemic...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) A group of US senators called for lifting sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic of Iran following the outbreak of COVID-19....

 2020-03-24 17:58 

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Health ministry explains about dispatch of MSF team to Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Iran's Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour has clarified certain speculations surrounding the dispatch of a team from Doctors Without Borders to Iran and its plans for setting up an inflatable hospital in the country for...

 2020-03-24 17:00 

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IOC, Japan agree to postpone Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics amid coronavirus outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) IOC and Japan agreed to put off Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games due to COVID-19 global pandemic. The decision came after swelling resistance from nations and athletes to holding the Games amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-03-24 16:00 

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Steel ingot production vol. exceeds 21.6mn tons in 11 months: industry min....

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Statistics of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade showed that more than 21.679.6 million tons of steel ingot was produced in the country in 11 months of the previous year [from March 21, 2019 to Feb. 19, 2020], showing a 5.2 per...

 2020-03-24 15:00 

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US has potential of becoming coronavirus epicenter, says WHO...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it was seeing a "very large acceleration" in coronavirus infections in the United States which had the potential of becoming the new epicenter....

 2020-03-24 14:31 

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IKCO targeting to produce 600,000 vehicles in current year...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Iran Khodro Industrial Group (IKCO) has targeted producing and supplying 600,000 different models of passenger cars and pickups in the current year [started Mar. 21, 2020] as named after 'Surge in Production" by the Leader of...

 2020-03-24 14:00 

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Goodwill ambassadors of Imam Reza (PBUH) visit coronavirus patients in Tehran's Milad Hospital...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) The goodwill ambassadors of Eight Infallible Imam of Holy Prophet, Imam Reza (PBUH), carrying the blessed flag of the holy shrine of Imam Reza, visited coronavirus patients' ward at Tehran's Milad Hospital....

 2020-03-24 13:30 

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Safeguarding, lives, health of citizens, govt.'s top priority: Veep...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri said that protecting lives and health of citizens in the country is the main and top priority of the government....

 2020-03-24 13:00 

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Trump nervous due to devastating Coronavirus impact on US economy: Adib-Moghaddam...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that "The United States under the Trump administration has turned into a fragile state, in many ways seen to be...

 2020-03-24 12:29 

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Spring snowfall at heights in Qom prov....

QOM, Mar. 24 (MNA) Severe snowfall in the beginning of the current year [started March 21, 2020] whitened heights and various parts of Qom province. Following the snowfall, many trees sustained serious damages....

 2020-03-24 11:41 

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Iran voices readiness to share scientific experience with world to fight COVID-19 pandemic...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Minister of Science, Research and Technology Manour Gholami said that Iran is ready to share its experiences and scientific findings with the world countries in the fight against the novel coronavirus global pandemic, also known as C...

 2020-03-24 11:00 

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'Environmental cleansing operations', 'biological defense' drills to kick off tomorrow...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Brigadier-General and Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Ground Forces Mohammad Pakpour said that 'environmental cleansing operations' and 'biological defense' drills of martyrs of defenders of health ...

 2020-03-24 10:10 

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Iran coronavirus updates: 24,811 confirmed cases, 1,934 deaths, 8,913 recovered...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) As of Tuesday, the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak, officially known as COVID-19, in Iran has risen to 1,934 with 24,811 confirmed cases and 8,913 recovered....

 2020-03-24 09:45 

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Realizing objectives of 'Surge in Production', essential: Judiciary chief...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said that realizing the motto of the current year entitled 'Surge in Production' named after by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution is 'essential'....

 2020-03-24 09:00 

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Passengers are tested for coronavirus in Yazd entrance...

TAFT, Mar. 24 (MNA) All entrances of the worldly renowned historic city of Yazd have been blocked for the past few days and only passengers are tested for coronavirus only at the open entrance of the city....

 2020-03-24 08:42 

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Pakistan, French FMs discuss lifting US anti-Iranian sanctions over phone...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian held a phone conversation on Tue. with regards to the challenges facing Iranian people in the fight against coronavirus and the ne...

 2020-03-24 08:10 

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Only Americans consider COVID-19 as an opportunity to continue hostility...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that only US officials see coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, as an opportunity for continuation of their enmity....

 2020-03-24 07:22 

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No. of coronavirus patients in hospitals, death tolls reducing nationwide: Pres. Rouhani...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the number of patients with coronavirus at hospitals and also death tolls from the fatal disease have decreased in provinces significantly....

 2020-03-24 06:35 

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'Surge in Production' can resolve problems facing country: IRGC cmdr....

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) for Political Affairs Brigadier General Yadollah Javani on Tue. pointed to the motto of 'surge in production' named after in the current year [started Mar. 21,...

 2020-03-24 06:14 

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US sanctions have caused suffering of Iranian people: China UN envoy...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) China's UN Envoy Zhang Jun said that US sanctions imposed against Iran has caused suffering of Iranian nation....

 2020-03-24 06:09 

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Iranian, Italian FMs discuss COVID-19 over phone...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio held a phone conversation Tue. on the outbreak of novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, and sympathized with the two nations over the death ...

 2020-03-24 05:46 

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Let's visit top five most beautiful palaces in Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Iran is a modern country with a rich historical heritage. Since the days of the Persian Empire, many beautiful palaces have been preserved in modern Iran, with which we want to introduce you today....

 2020-03-24 05:42 

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Iran's envoy calls for strengthening friendly ties between Iran, Pakistan...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini on Tue. emphasized the need for strengthening friendly ties between the two nations of Iran and Pakistan....

 2020-03-24 05:41 

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Protecting humans' lives needs global cooperation: Pres. Rouhani...

TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that protecting lives of human needs global cooperation, adding that US cruel sanctions imposed against the Iranian nation is in conflict with the humanitarian laws and UN regulations....

 2020-03-23 16:06 

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MFA cast doubt on US claims over COVID-19...

TEHRAN, Mar. 23 (MNA) Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs cast doubt and in a twitter message reacted to the statements of the US State Department Spokeswoman Morgan Ortegas and said the US administration could answer the questions posed by the "Globa...

 2020-03-23 15:00 

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Decorating hospitals in Mianeh to appreciate medical staff...

MIANEH, Mar. 23 (MNA) In order to raise spirit and appreciate relentless and nonstop efforts of medical staff in coronavirus ward of hospitals across the city, Municipality of Mianeh in E. Azarbaijan province has embarked on decorating, lighting and insta...

 2020-03-23 14:00 

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Iran's Parviz Khan border is open for trade activities: customs official...

TEHRAN, Mar. 23 (MNA) The Director General of Parviz Khan Customs Moslem Ahmadi Nasr on Mon. revealed the opening of this international border and said that trade and business activity is underway in this border crossing....

 2020-03-23 13:29 

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Pakistan FM pens letter to EU's Borrell to lift Iran sanctions amid coronavirus outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 23 (MNA) Pakistan's Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Mon. penned letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell and emphasized the need for lifting US sanctions imposed against Iran and urgent move of international commu...

 2020-03-23 13:00 

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Heavy rainfall on thoroughfares in Qom prov....

QOM, Mar. 23 (MNA) Spring rainfalls have intensified in most parts of the country, causing severe floods on streets and thoroughfares. As a result of these rainfalls, some parts of Qom province have been flooded....

 2020-03-23 12:00 

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WHO delivers its 7th medical consignment to Iran to combat COVID-19...

TEHRAN, Mar. 23 (MNA) Following the increasing trend of outbreak of novel coronavirus global pandemic, World Health Organization (WHO) delivered its 7th humanitarian aid emergency package to the Iranian officials on Monday....

 2020-03-23 11:30 

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Defenders of health to amaze world despite US sanctions: Iran's top security official...

TEHRAN, Mar. 23 (MNA) Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said on Mon. that Iran's health defenders will wonder the world despite US imposition of sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran....

 2020-03-23 11:03 

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Iran coronavirus updates: 23,049 confirmed cases, 1,812 deaths, 8,376 recovered...

TEHRAN, Mar. 23 (MNA) As of Monday, the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak, officially known as COVID-19, in Iran has risen to 1,812 with 23,049 confirmed cases and 8,376 recovered....

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