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 2021-01-14 10:28 

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President: Foreign, domestic investment in FTZs up by 56%...

Tehran, Jan 14, IRNA President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that foreign and domestic investment in Iranian free trade zones have increased, by 56 percent in the current Iranian year (starting on 20 March 2020) compared to the previous year....

 2021-01-14 09:33 

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Iranian-made semi-heavy submarine test fires torpedo...

Tehran, Jan 14, IRNA Iran's domestically-developed semi-heavy "Fateh" (the Conquerer) submarine test-fired torpedoes and successfully hit the hypothetical target....

 2021-01-14 09:09 

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Analyst says Trump era uncovered gaps in US society...

Baghdad, Jan 14, IRNA Adel al-Jubouri, a well-known Iraqi political expert, has said that the catastrophic era of Trump presidency uncovered the gaps within the US society....

 2021-01-14 08:54 

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Iran, Japan to share research on historical monuments repairs...

Tehran, Jan 14, IRNA Iran and Japan agreed to share their latest findings of research studies and achievements in repairing historical monuments and cultural heritage....

 2021-01-14 08:07 

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President Rouhani opens extra heavy crude oil refinery in Persian Gulf Qeshm Island...

Qeshm, Jan 14, IRNA President Rouhani inaugurated an extra heavy crude oil refinery in Qeshm Island, Persian Gulf, along with 60 other projects throughout the country via video-conferencing on Thursday in the 41st series of inauguration ceremonies....

 2021-01-14 07:18 

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Government has built 64 hospitals in seven years: Minister...

Semnan, Jan 14, IRNA Iran's Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami said on Thursday that the Government has built some 64 hospitals and handed them over to the Ministry of Health and 30 others are currently under construction....

 2021-01-14 06:32 

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Iran, Turkmenistan trade up by 300%...

Mashad, Jan 14, IRNA Iranian ambassador to Ashgabat said on Thursday that trade between Iran and Turkmenistan has tripled since Shahrivar (late August) compared to the preceding period....

 2021-01-14 04:43 

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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on January 14...

Tehran, Jan 14, IRNA -- The following headlines appeared in the English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Thursday:...

 2021-01-13 18:59 

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Supreme Leader's decree, a source of inspiration to overcome divisions: Pakistani Religious Minister...

Islamabad, Jan 13, IRNA -- Pakistan's Minister for Religious Affairs appreciating the pivotal role of the Iranian Religious leaders in strengthening Ummah unity and combating sectarianism said the fatwa of Supreme Leader Seyyed Ali Khamenei is a sourc...

 2021-01-13 18:55 

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Iran, Nakhichevan survey cooperation opportunities in rail transportation field...

Baku, Jan 13, IRNA Iran's Council General in Nakhichevan Seyyed Ahmad Hosseini and Head of Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic Railways Organization Maher Aliev in a meeting here on Wednesday surveyed bilateral cooperation in rail transportation field....

 2021-01-13 17:37 

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Iran kicks off R&D to upgrade fuel for Tehran Research Reactor: Official...

London, Jan 13, IRNA An Iranian official said on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic has started research and development to upgrade fuel for its Tehran Research Reactor....

 2021-01-13 16:53 

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Iran's speaker condoles with Indonesian counterpart over deadly plane crash...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA - Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf on Wednesday in a message to his Indonesian counterpart Puan Maharani extended his condolences to the government and people of Indonesia and the bereaved families of the victims of t...

 2021-01-13 16:39 

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Iran Foreign Ministry reacts to US terrorist designation of Ansarullah...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA - Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh reacted to the US designation of Yemen's Ansarullah by emphasizing that it affects a peaceful solution and humanitarian aid collection and blocks the United Nation's co...

 2021-01-13 16:35 

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Missile-launching warship joins Iranian Navy...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA "Zereh" (meaning 'Armor' in Farsi) missile launcher joined the southern fleet of Iranian Navy on Wednesday....

 2021-01-13 16:29 

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Tehran, international community expect Biden's "unconditional return" to JCPOA: Iran UN envoy...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said in an exclusive interview with IRNA that both Iran and the international community expect the next US administration to unconditionally...

 2021-01-13 16:27 

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Iran generously welcomed Afghan nationals: Official...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA - Director General of Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs of the Ministry of Interior Mehdi Mahmoudi said that Iran has generously welcomed Afghan nationals,...

 2021-01-13 16:19 

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Helicopter carrier 'Makran' manifesting intelligence of Iranian youth: Navy Commander...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Wednesday that the helicopter carrier called 'Makran' embodies the intelligence of the Iranian youth....

 2021-01-13 14:55 

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Minister: Iran, Iraq agree to establish joint fund...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA - Iran's Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian said on Wednesday that Iran's proposal to establish a joint venture fund with Iraq was approved by the Iraqi Minister of Trade Alaa Ahmed al-Jubouri....

 2021-01-13 14:49 

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Iran has decisive role in Afghan peace process: Chairman of Hizb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami...

Islamabad, Jan 13, IRNA -- Chairman of Hizb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami of Afghanistan termed the Islamic Republic of Iran as a powerful player in the region and a longtime neighbor of Afghanistan and said we consider Tehran's role in the Afghan peace process i...

 2021-01-13 14:12 

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Iran won't allow enemies to flex muscles: Commander...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA - Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said on Wednesday that the armed and navy forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran will not allow enemies to flex muscles against Iran....

 2021-01-13 14:08 

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Pakistani daily criticizes US action against Ansarullah...

Islamabad, Jan 13, IRNA -- Leading Pakistani English daily criticizing US action against Ansarullah says it would have no impact on ending the Yemeni conflict....

 2021-01-13 13:36 

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FM Zarif: Iran, Iraq judicial courts legal venues for pursuit of Gen. Soleimani assassins...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that the judicial courts of Iran and Iraq are the legal pursuit venues for the assassins of Martyr Soleimani and his entourage....

 2021-01-13 12:09 

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Minister: Iran-Iraq MoU on cooperation signed...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA - Iran's Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian said on Wednesday that Iran and Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on economic cooperation....

 2021-01-13 12:03 

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Iran provides facilities to foreign-graduated students returning home...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA Iran has provided facilities to over 1,400 students graduated from foreign universities who have returned to the country, an official with the knowledge of the issue said on Wednesday....

 2021-01-13 11:21 

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Iran COVID-19 death toll drops to 97...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA Spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education Sima Sadat Lari announced here on Wednesday that the COVID-19 death toll in Iran has dropped to 97 over the past 24 hours....

 2021-01-13 10:30 

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FAO empowers farmers to improve agriculture water productivity in Iran...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA FAO provides Iranian farmers with learning opportunities on handling low water productivity challenges, monitoring local water resources, and adopting an optimal crops pattern, to increase farm-household income and reduce water withdr...

 2021-01-13 09:30 

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Iran exports $189m worth zinc in past nine months...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA Iran has exported some $189 million worth zinc over the past nine months of the current Iranian year, according to the latest statistics by Iran's Customs Administration....

 2021-01-13 09:25 

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Iran calls for achieving $20 billion trade target with Iraq...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Alireza Razm-Hosseini on Wednesday called for achieving $20 billion trade target with Iraq, saying that Iranian goods make up for 25 percent demands of the Iraqi market....

 2021-01-13 09:03 

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Biden team's familiarity with Iran unprecedented: Expert...

New York, Jan 13, IRNA - The fact that the selection of a team, including those who are familiar with Iran-related affairs, by President-elect Joe Biden is unprecedented when it comes to comparison of the upcoming administration to the previous ones in th...

 2021-01-13 08:39 

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US shedding crocodile tears on chemical weapons victims...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA - The United States has accused the Islamic Republic of Iran of violating the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), but in fact, the Iranian people are victims of chemical attacks by Iraq's Baathist regime, which were supplied by the...

 2021-01-13 08:37 

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Iran, Tajikistan discuss labor market, entrepreneurship...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA Iranian Ambassador to Tajikistan Mohammad Taqi Saberi and Tajik Minister of Labor, Migration, and Public Employment Amonzoda Shirin Shodi on Wednesday reviewed labor market, vocational training and entrepreneurship....

 2021-01-13 08:35 

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Iranian Navy forces stage military drills...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA Iranian Army Navy forces started military drill called 'Marine Power 99' in Makran coasts and northern Indian Ocean on Wednesday....

 2021-01-13 08:18 

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Trump has no political future: Ex-US undersecretary of state...

New York, Jan 12, IRNA A former US diplomat believes there is no political future for President Donald Trump because of the "extraordinary sedition" that happened at Capitol Hill last Wednesday....

 2021-01-13 07:57 

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Rouhani: End of Trump's term proves bullying will not prevail...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA President Hassan Rouhani compared the collapse of the former Shah's regime in Iran to the end of the Trump administration's term and said the ending of a government with shame and disgrace proves that bullying, racism, and bre...

 2021-01-13 07:54 

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Iran Red Crescent Society exporting medicine to West Africa...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA Iran's Red Crescent Society is exporting medicine to Ivory Coast and West Africa, IRCS chief Karim Hemmati said on Wednesday....

 2021-01-13 07:31 

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Iranian, Pakistani experts call for strategic partnership of two countries...

Islamabad, Jan 13, IRNA -- Officials and senior experts from Iran and Pakistan have stressed the need to strengthen Tehran-Islamabad relations, saying regional strategic cooperation is the only way to overcome the challenge of security and socio-economic ...

 2021-01-13 07:08 

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Int'l Exhibit on Water, Electricity opens in Tehran...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA The 20th International Electricity Exhibition (IEE) and the 16th International Water and Wastewater Exhibition of Iran opened at Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds, aiming to boost Iranian trade with outside world....

 2021-01-13 06:34 

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Iraqi Minister of Trade meets with Iran's First Vice-President...

Iraqi Minister of Trade Alaa Ahmed al-Jubouri on Tuesday in his meeting with Iran's First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said that the Iraqi private sector has also been present alongside the public sector to take further steps to develop relations be...

 2021-01-13 05:43 

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Iran, Ivory Coast red crescent societies call for cooperation...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA President of the Iranian Red Crescent Society Karim Hemmati in a meeting with President of the Red Cross Society of Cte d'Ivoire Lonce DA called for enhanced cooperation of the two humanitarian bodies....

 2021-01-13 04:43 

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Climbers conquer Oshnavieh mountains in northwestern Iran...

A group of mountaineers in Mahabad city conquered "Randoleh Mountain" of Oshnavieh County in West Azarbaijan Province. Mahabad, Iran, Jan 13, 2020. IRNA...

 2021-01-13 04:37 

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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on January 13...

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA -- The following headlines appeared in the English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday:...

 2021-01-12 20:30 

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Official: Pompeo's lies nothing new...

New York, Jan 12, IRNA The spokesperson for Iranian permanent mission to the United Nations Alireza Miryousefi said the lies by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are nothing new....

 2021-01-12 20:17 

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Serbia emphasizes need for expansion of parliamentary, economic ties with Iran...

Belgrade, Jan 12, IRNA Head of the Serbian Parliament's Friendship Group with Iran in a meeting with Iranian ambassador to Belgrade here on Tuesday emphasized the need for further expansion of Tehran-Belgrade parliamentary and economic relations....

 2021-01-12 20:06 

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Zarif: Terrorists involved in 9/11 event came from Pompeo's favorite countries...

Tehran, Jan 12, IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted to baseless accusations of the outgoing US Secretary State Mike Pompeo about Iran's alleged relations with Al-Qaeda....

 2021-01-12 19:09 

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[ Iran ]

Iran's record in confrontation with Al-Qaeda terrorists crystal-clear...

Tehran, Jan 12, IRNA Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh reacted to the baseless US foreign secretary's accusation about Iran's relations with Al-Qaeda by emphasizing that Iran has been a victim of the US state terrorism and it...

 2021-01-12 16:46 

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Iran, Russia review conditions in Persian Gulf...

Moscow, Jan 12, IRNA Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali and Russian special presidential envoy for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov on Tuesday discussed important issues of the Middle East, including the Persian Gulf....

 2021-01-12 16:23 

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Iran injects second dose of home-made COVID-19 vaccine to first three volunteers...

Tehran, Jan 12, IRNA Iran injected the second dose of the domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine to the first three volunteers who had received their first dose on 29 December 2020....

 2021-01-12 16:13 

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[ Iran ]

Iran, Pakistan seeking expansion of trade ties...

Tehran, Jan 12, IRNA Iran's Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Alireza Razm-Hosseini and Pakistan's Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood in a phone talk on Tuesday called for the development of trade an...

 2021-01-12 15:59 

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Veep: Iran, Iraq plan for volume of 20 billion exchanges...

Tehran, Jan 12, IRNA - Iran's First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said on Tuesday that the volume of exchanges between Iran and Iraq should be planned to reach $20 billion....

 2021-01-12 15:49 

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US return to JCPOA without lifting sanctions only benefits Americans...

Tehran, Jan 12, IRNA Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that it will only benefit the US if the country returns to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, aka JCPOA, without removing the imposed sanctions on Iran....

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