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 2020-03-27 11:45 

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Iranian scientist in US detention says Ice will let COVID-19 kill many...

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) An Iranian scientist Dr. Sirous Asgari who was exonerated in a US sanctions trial but remains jailed by immigration authorities said the conditions in detention were filthy and overcrowded and officials were doing little to prevent a...

 2020-03-27 10:47 

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Iran condemns US baseless accusation against Venezuelan President...

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has slammed Washington's groundless accusations against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro....

 2020-03-27 09:40 

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Iran coronavirus updates: 32,332 confirmed cases, 2378 deaths, 11,133 recovered...

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) As of Friday, the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak, officially known as COVID-19, in Iran has risen to 2378 with 32,332 confirmed cases and 11,133 recovered....

 2020-03-27 08:51 

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Iran to increase explosive power of warheads: Hatami...

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the country would make special quality upgrades in the missile field, including the increase of the explosive power of its missile warheads."...

 2020-03-27 08:14 

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

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) The United States has imposed new sanctions against 20 companies, officials and individuals in Iran and Iraq, despite growing global pressure on the US to end sanctions on Iran as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-03-27 07:31 

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Iranian embassy calls on Tokyo to ignore US sanctions on Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Japan has called on Tokyo to disregard the US sanctions on Iran while the country is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-03-27 06:51 

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Qeshm Island, a brilliant gem of history and tradition in Strait of Hormuz...

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) If you're planning for the trip of a lifetime to Iran, make sure to give Qeshm Island a visit, as well. The island comes with so many beautiful places to see that will leave you completely awe-struck and reluctant to leave at the...

 2020-03-27 06:33 

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Even US in need of aid against COVID-19 yet refuses to lift anti-Iran sanctions: Zarif...

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says even the United States, the world's largest economy, needs others' help to fight the coronavirus pandemic, yet it refuses to halt its "economic terrorism" against Ira...

 2020-03-27 05:59 

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AEOI to unveil new generation of centrifuges at Natanz...

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) Iran Centrifuge Technology Company has designed and developed a new generation of centrifuge machines, which will be unveiled at Natanz enrichment facility in the near future, according to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI...

 2020-03-27 05:32 

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Global coronavirus infections surges past 532,000...

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) As of Friday, 532,263 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus epidemic around the world, with the death toll jumping to 24,090....

 2020-03-27 00:00 

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Iran welcomes any initiative to cease war in Yemen: FM spox...

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi on Thu. said that Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes any initiative to stop war in Yemen....

 2020-03-26 21:00 

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Iran, China strengthen bilateral coop. in fighting against coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) The two countries of Iran and China will expand and broaden their bilateral cooperation in the field of fighting coroanvirus, also known as COVID-19....

 2020-03-26 18:32 

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Iranian, Russian Parl. speakers discuss COVID-19 on phone...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Russia's State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin held a phone conversation Thu. on the expansion of bilateral ties, consequences of coronavirus global pandemic and ways of confronting COV...

 2020-03-26 17:00 

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Parl. speaker Larijani visits IRGC temporary hospital...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and IRGC's Chief Commander Major General Hossein Salami visited Shahid Sadoughi Temporary Hospital of IRGC's Ground Forces and were briefed on the trend of Biological Defense and Enviro...

 2020-03-26 16:00 

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Over 18k Afghan nationals receive healthcare services in SE Iran: Harirchi...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) Iranian Deputy Minister of Health Iraj Harirchi said that 18,666 Afghan nationals have been guided towards Milak Border Crossing after receiving healthcare and medical services at Zahedan's Alghadir camp since early March....

 2020-03-26 15:00 

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Iran backs UN plan for a ceasefire in Afghanistan: MFA...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Islamic Republic of Iran supported UN-sponsored plan for a ceasefire in Afghanistan....

 2020-03-26 14:00 

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If Levinson's death is certainly actualized for US, it can declare: FM spox...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said on Thu. that if death of "Robert Levinson", former US FBI's agent who disappeared mysteriously on March 9, 2007 in Kish Island, Iran, has certainly been actuali...

 2020-03-26 13:22 

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Nationwide Biological Defense Drill in Rasht...

RASHT, Mar. 26 (MNA) The Nationwide Drill of "Biological Defense and Cleansing Operations of Martyrs of Defenders of Health" was held in Rasht, Gilan province in cooperation with IRGC's base in the city....

 2020-03-26 12:40 

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Coronavirus crisis is the time to ease US sanctions on Iran: American daily...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) New York Times Daily on Thu. described exacerbation of US sanctions imposed against Iran 'immoral' and wrote, "this coronavirus crisis is the time to ease US sanctions against Iran."...

 2020-03-26 12:00 

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Army's 200-bed convalescent center for coronavirus patients in Shiraz...

SHIRAZ, Mar. 26 (MNA) After the outbreak of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in Fars province, Shahid Ayatollah Dastgheb Stadium of Shiraz has been turned by Iran's Army into a convalescent center [special of patients suffering from coronavirus] a...

 2020-03-26 11:16 

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Iran's infrastructure power shown off in combating COVID-19: Shamkhani...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that the miracle of infrastructure power of the Islamic Republic of Iran is being shown off in the field of confronting coronavirus, als...

 2020-03-26 10:41 

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Iran coronavirus updates: 29,406 confirmed cases, 2,234 deaths, 10,457 recovered...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) As of Thursday, the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak, officially known as COVID-19, in Iran has risen to 2,234 with 29,406 confirmed cases and 10,457 recovered....

 2020-03-26 10:40 

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This coronavirus crisis is the time to east US sanctions on Iran: American daily...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) New York Times Daily on Thu. described exacerbation of US sanctions imposed against Iran 'immoral' and wrote, "this coronavirus crisis is the time to ease US sanctions against Iran."...

 2020-03-26 10:00 

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Iran, ahead of many world countries in containing coronavirus: Parl. speaker...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that Islamic Republic of Iran is ahead of many world countries in containing coronavirus, also known as COVID-19....

 2020-03-26 09:19 

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US claim of helping Iran to combat COVID-19 'deceptive': IRGC chief cmdr....

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami said that Americans say that they want to help Iranian people at the current condition that the country is fighting against coronavirus, is nothin...

 2020-03-26 08:44 

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Rocket attack targets Baghdad's Green Zone...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) A rocket attack targeted the Green Zone in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a government source said....

 2020-03-26 08:15 

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Govt. to withdraw $1bn from NDFI 'likely' to combat coronavirus: Pres. Rouhani...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani penned a letter to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution for withdrawing $1 billion from the National Development Fund of Iran (NDFI) to combat coronavirus, also known as COVID-19....

 2020-03-26 07:55 

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"MSF" capacities to be used for foreign nationals living in Iran: Iran's Health ministry...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) Head of Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education Kianoush Jahanpour said that potential and capacity of Doctors Without Borders, also known by the acronym of French name MSF, will be used for offeri...

 2020-03-26 07:27 

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Targeting $3bn worth of fund for domestic manufacturing of industrial equipment: Industry min....

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade has targeted $3 billion worth of fund for domestic manufacturing of industrial and mineral equipment....

 2020-03-26 07:00 

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Screening test of passengers on Chalous Rd. amid coronavirus outbreak...

CHALOUS, Mar. 26 (MNA) Passengers are being screened for coronavirus by patrol police forces, health center and Red Crescent Society of the province on Amirkabir Square, Karaj-Chalous Road....

 2020-03-26 06:38 

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"Surge in Production', a needed policy in realizing economic objectives: Veep...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri on Thu. pointed to naming the current year [started March 21, 2020] after "surge in production" by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution and added that placing macroeconomics policies...

 2020-03-26 06:00 

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Parl. speaker visits IRGC Biological Defense Exhibition...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Thu. visited Biological Defense Exhibition of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)'s Ground Forces....

 2020-03-26 05:29 

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China's two other consignments to be delivered to Iran in fight against COVID-19...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) The Head of Iran's Food and Drug Administration (IFDA) Mohammad Reza Shanehsaz pointed to the delivery of 77 pallets of medicines and medical supplies by China to Iran within the framework of humanitarian aid packages to combat C...

 2020-03-26 05:00 

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Envoy urges UK to use its political power for lifting US sanctions against Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) Iranian Ambassador to UK Hamid Baeedinejad called on British government to take advantage of its political and diplomatic power in lifting US sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic of Iran....

 2020-03-26 04:32 

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Iran's Zarif criticizes Pompeo 3rd-rate propaganda...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message on Thu. lashed out at the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his 3rd-rate propaganda and wondered if he is the Secretary of State or Secretary of Hate....

 2020-03-25 23:00 

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International community must act to lift US sanctions on Iran: Lebanese politician...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) A member of the Allegiance to Resistance Faction affiliated with Hezbollah Ibrahim Al-Musawi emphasized that US cruel sanctions against Iran should be lifted in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-25 19:10 

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Iranian Steel industry in past year...

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) According to data provided by Iran Steel Association (ISA), Iranian steelmakers produced 22.873 million tons of crude steel during the first 10 months of the last Iranian year (March 21, 2019- January 20, 2020), to register an 11 per...

 2020-03-25 18:34 

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Yemen facing coronavirus danger while 95% of its healthcare system capacities are damaged: report...

TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) The undersigned organizations (BFHR - GIDHR SALAM) are concerned regarding health security in Yemen....

 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...

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