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 2020-03-21 05:18 

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Nasrallah urges world to stand against US sanctions on Iran amid outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 21 (MNA) Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said its time for the world to oppose unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States against Iran as the country is fighting with coronavirus ...

 2020-03-20 18:52 

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Any hostility against Iran to undermine global fight against coronavirus pandemic...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) In a message addressed to the American people, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that any hostile measure against Iran's health system and any restriction placed on the country's financial resources to tackle COVID-19 w...

 2020-03-20 17:00 

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Inflation rate at 34.8% in year 1398: SCI...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) According to the latest report of the Statistical Center of Iran (SCI), inflation rate in the last Iranian calendar year 1398 (ended on March 19, 2020) stood at 34.8 percent....

 2020-03-20 16:25 

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US takes anti-Iranian "maximum pressure" to new level of inhumanity: Zarif...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) Lamenting about US behavior towards Iranian nation amid Covid-19 outbreak, Iranian FM Zarif, in a tweet on Friday, said America is taking its "maximum pressure" on Iran to a new level of inhumanity....

 2020-03-20 16:00 

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Geopolitics of cyberspace: fake news as a topic of global cooperation...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) Today cyberspace has become one of the most important aspects of human life, in the political world, government and non-government players have been competing in this field....

 2020-03-20 15:15 

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Pakistan urges removal of anti-Iranian sanctions...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) In a tweet on Friday, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called for urgent removal of US-led sanctions against Iran....

 2020-03-20 14:27 

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Global update: 89,070 recovered form COVID-19...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) According to the latest reports, from among the 253,933 ones infected by coronavirus across the globe, some 89,070 have recovered....

 2020-03-20 13:47 

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Turkmenistan sends humanitarian aid to neighboring Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) Turkmenistan has offered a humanitarian aid consignment to Iran to help it with fighting against the novel coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-20 13:09 

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Firefighters disinfecting a neighborhood in S Tehran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) Firefighters used special devices to disinfect Naziabad neighborhood, in south Tehran, as a measure against the spread of COVID-19 in the city....

 2020-03-20 12:33 

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Coronavirus not to avert US maximum pressure on Iran: Hook...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) Brian Hook, the US Special Representative for Iranian Affairs, has announced that his country will continue its maximum pressure on the Islamic Republic, despite the outbreak of the lethal COVID-19 in Iran....

 2020-03-20 11:47 

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Last year's challenges have tempered steel of Iran's national security: Shamkhani...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that what Iran experienced during the last year has made its national security stronger....

 2020-03-20 11:06 

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Moment of entering New Year in hospital in Golestan province...

GORGAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) Medical staff of Sayyad Shirazi Hospital which is the main anti-coronavirus medical center in Golestan province, celebrated the moment of entering the New Year, which happened at 7:19 am on Friday, besides patients of COVID-19....

 2020-03-20 10:26 

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Iran coronavirus update: 19,644 infections, 1,433 deaths...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) Iran's Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raeisi announced on Friday that the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak, officially known as COVID-19, in Iran has risen to 1,433 with 19,644 confirmed cases....

 2020-03-20 09:52 

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US sanctions impeding Iran's access to its financial resources abroad: Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) Iran's permanent representative to the United Nations issued a message on Friday, warning of consequences of unilateral US sanctions on the health of people in Iran....

 2020-03-20 09:35 

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VIDEO: Moment of entering New Year in Gen. Soleimani's resting place...

KERMAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) The footage shows a group of people waiting for the moment of entering the New Year, which happened at 7:19 am, near the last resting place of Lieutenant General Ghasemi Soleimani. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, large crowds have b...

 2020-03-20 09:05 

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Zarif calls on Japan to ramp up efforts against anti-Iran sanctions...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on his Japanese counterpart to increase efforts to remove unilateral sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic by the US administration....

 2020-03-20 08:30 

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Volunteer forces in Qom hospitals on eve of New Year...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) Volunteer forces have helped the medical staff of Qom hospitals from the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak in the country as people are experiencing a different New Year celebration due to the virus....

 2020-03-20 07:51 

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US' anti-Iranian sanctions "insensitive and inhumane", says Indian professor...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) Imposing fresh sanctions on Iran, which is one of the countries hardest hit by the virus, is "insensitive and inhumane" on the US part, said prominent Indian Professor B.R. Deepak from the Centre of Chinese and Southeast Asia...

 2020-03-20 07:26 

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FM Zarif discusses coronavirus pandemic with three counterparts...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held separate phone conversations with his Bulgarian, Kenyan, and Nigerian counterparts discussing a range of issues including the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-03-20 06:04 

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Heads of Executive, Legislative branches issue messages on New Year...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) President Hassan Rouhani and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani issued separate messages on the occasion of the Iranian calendar year 1399....

 2020-03-20 04:45 

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Interesting facts about Persian New Year 'Nowruz'...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) While the world is reeling from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, Iran is also celebrating its New Year, but under new conditions to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Here is how Iranians traditionally celebrate the 13-day...

 2020-03-20 04:42 

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Iranian President felicitates Nowruz to leaders of Nowruz Civilisation Zone states...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) President sent separate messages to the leaders of countries in the Nowruz Civilisation Zone to felicitate them on Nowruz and the beginning of year 1399 in the Solar Hijri calendar....

 2020-03-20 03:31 

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Leader determines "surge in production" as pivotal issue of New Year...

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has issued a message on the occasion of the new Iranian calendar year, 1399....

 2020-03-19 16:06 

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Fighting against desert locusts in S Iran...

SIRIK, Mar. 19 (MNA) Swarms of desert locusts have attacked some areas in the south of the country and efforts are underway to combat the threat. Here are photos related to Sirik, Hormozgan province....

 2020-03-19 15:23 

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Chinese Army delivers anti-corona aid to Iranian armed forces...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Chang Hua said that his country's Army has delivered a medical aid consignment to Iran amid the country's nation-wide fight against the coronavirus....

 2020-03-19 14:41 

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FAO offers emergency fund to strengthen Iran's capacity to control desert locust...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) In the light of the worst desert locust outbreak in 25 years across East Africa and South-West Asia, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Iran's Plant Protection Organization (PPO) signed an emerg...

 2020-03-19 14:00 

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Syria calls for lifting of sanctions amid COVID-19 threat...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) Syria has called upon the international community to respect the principles of the international humanitarian law and the sanctity of human life and to work on lifting the unilateral coercive measures imposed on it immediately and un...

 2020-03-19 13:25 

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Tajrish Bazaar on eve of Nowruz...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) Tajrish Bazaar, in the north of Tehran, is usually one of the most crowded markets on the eve of the Iranian new year, Nowruz. However, this year, with the outbreak of the coronavirus, many people have decided to postpone their shopp...

 2020-03-19 12:48 

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Time for US to change its 'bankrupt' policy of "embargo + regime change": Zarif...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged the United States to introduce a change to their failed policy....

 2020-03-19 12:13 

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Yemeni forces fully liberate northern province of al-Jawf...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) In a press conference on Wed., the Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier Yahya Saree, revealed the details of the major military operation, codenamed 'Allah Overpowered them', ending with the complete liberation of Al-Jawf Governo...

 2020-03-19 11:32 

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Guterres hopes Nowruz would bring harmony amid anxiety over outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres have sent a message on the occasion of Nowruz, hoping that the event will bring harmony and celebration of common humanity....

 2020-03-19 10:50 

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Rouhani orders closure of shopping centers across country...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered the Interior Minister and governors to shut down shopping centers across the country as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-19 10:50 

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Intl. figures talk of most significant world developments during last Iranian year...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) On the eve of Iranian New Year, Nowruz we reached out to some of the prominent international politicians and figures to share their viewpoints with our readers on the most important developments across the world during the last Irani...

 2020-03-19 10:15 

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1,046 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) Health Ministry announced on Thursday that 1,046 new cases infected with the novel coronavirus have been detected across the country which makes the total infections stand at 18,407....

 2020-03-19 09:42 

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France delivers medical aid consignment to Iran amid outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) France has delivered a medical aid package to Iran to help the country with containing the COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-03-19 08:53 

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VIDEO: Workshop producing face masks in Mashhad 24/7...

MASHHAD, Mar. 19 (MNA) Basij forces of a neighborhood in Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi province, have established a workshop where tens of volunteers produce protective face masks for the society 24/7....

 2020-03-19 08:11 

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Anti-corona war continues across world as infections hit almost 220k globally...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) Different countries across the globe have turned to border closures and movement controls to stop coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-19 07:27 

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Disinfecting one of Tehran's neighborhoods against COVID-19...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) Firefighters of Nabar neighborhood, east of Tehran, disinfected public places and offices on Tuesday to fight the spread of coronavirus in the city....

 2020-03-19 06:40 

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US agrees on suspending parts of Iran sanctions, says WHO Director-General...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom said that the US administration has agreed to suspend part of its sanctions against Iran at this time of crisis....

 2020-03-19 06:09 

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Parliament Speaker sends approved budget bill to President...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani sent the next year's budget bill to the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for implementation after final approval by the Guardians Council....

 2020-03-19 03:00 

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Armenia, from political independence to becoming Israel's backyard...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) Armenia must learn from the experience of the countries that have linked their political stability to the security and interests of the Zionist regime....

 2020-03-19 01:00 

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Toll stations in Tehran-Qom highway...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) Medical groups have started temperature monitoring of passengers at toll stations in Tehran-Qom highway as of Wednesday to identify those suspected of being infected by the coronavirus. The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak, o...

 2020-03-18 23:00 

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Goods loading, unloading operations at 10% decline this year: PMO...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) According to the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), loading and unloading operations in Iranian ports registered about 10 percent decline in the current year [from March 21, 2019, to March 19, 2020] as compared to the last year&#...

 2020-03-18 20:25 

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Coronavirus spreads anti-East Asian racism...

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) Since the outbreak of coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, reports of racism toward East Asian communities have grown hastily in Europe and the US....

 2020-03-18 19:59 

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VIDEO: Zarif addresses the world on occasion of Nowruz...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif published a video of himself today, addressing the world about the latest situation around coronavirus and the need for global cooperation....

 2020-03-18 19:24 

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Coronavirus outbreak shows world truth of US cruel sanctions on Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif said that coronavirus outbreak showed the world truth of US illegal, inhumane and cruel sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic of Iran....

 2020-03-18 18:44 

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Sanders urges Trump administration to lift anti-Iran sanctions...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Bernie Sanders has urged the US administration to stop sanctions against Iran amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country....

 2020-03-18 18:16 

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Georgian pharmacists dispatch humanitarian aid cargo to Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Iranian embassy in Tbilisi announced on in a tweet on Wednesday that Georgia Pharmacy Association (GPHA) has sent a humanitarian aid cargo to Iran amid the outburst of coronavirus in the country....

 2020-03-18 17:44 

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Iranian envoy calls for participation of UK media against US anti-Iran sanctions...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Iranian Ambassador to UK Hamid Baeedinejad urged UK media to participate against the US anti-Iran sanctions....

 2020-03-18 17:04 

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WHO emphasizes staying home, avoiding travel amid coronavirus outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) World Health Organization (WHO)'s Representative Office in Iran urged all Iranians to stay at home, avoid travel and cancel Nowruz (New Iranians Year)'s visits to celebrate the spring....

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