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Islamic Republic News Agency: Government news agency of Iran
The Islamic Republic News Agency, or IRNA, is the official news agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is government-funded and controlled under the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. The agency also publishes the newspaper Iran. As of 2010, the Managing Director of IRNA is Mohammad Khodaddi. IRNA has 60 offices in Iran and 30 more in various countries around the world.

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Iran bans Chinese citizens from entering the country: IRNA

Iran has banned Chinese citizens from entering the country, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Thursday, amid the spread of the new coronavirus across the Islamic Republic that had killed 26..
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Iran reports 22 deaths from coronavirus; 141 infected - IRNA

Twenty two people have died so far from the new coronavirus in Iran, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported in a chart it published on Thursday.
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Iran says FATF decision 'political', will not impact its foreign trade

The global dirty money watchdog's decision on Friday to place Iran on its blacklist will have no impact on the country's foreign trade, state news agency IRNA quoted head of the Central Bank of Iran..
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Coronavirus has spread to several Iranian cities: health ministry official

The coronavirus has spread to several Iranian cities, a health ministry official said on Friday, according to the official IRNA news agency.
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Iran state news agency says new virus has killed 2 citizens

iran state news agency says new virus has killed 2 citizens
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The new virus has killed two elderly Iranian citizens, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday. IRNA quoted Alireza Vahabzadeh, an adviser to the country's health..
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Two test positive for coronavirus in Iran: health ministry spokesman

Preliminary tests on two suspected coronavirus cases in Iran have come back positive, a health ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, according to the official IRNA news agency.
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Quake hits near Iranian island, no casualties

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit near southern Iran's Qeshm island in the Gulf on Sunday, the official IRNA news agency reported, but a local official said there were no reports of casualties and only..
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Ayatollah Khamenei says Iran should increase military might to prevent war

ayatollah khamenei says iran should increase military might to prevent war
Iran should increase its military might to prevent a war, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a gathering of air force commanders on Saturday, dismissing the US sanctions on the country as..
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Saudi Arabia prevents Iran from participating at OIC Summit: Spox

saudi arabia prevents iran from participating at oic summit: spox
Tehran, Feb 2, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia prevented the Islamic Republic of Iran from partaking in the Organization of Islamic..
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Iran welcomes election of Allawi as Iraq prime minister: Iran foreign ministry

Iran welcomes Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi's election as prime minister of Iraq, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday, according to the official IRNA new agency.
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Militia ally of Iran's Soleimani shot dead in southwest Iran: IRNA

Gunmen in Iran shot dead a commander of the hardline Basij militia who was an ally of Qassem Soleimani, the senior Revolutionary Guards commander killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, the official..
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Iran could withdraw from 2015 nuclear deal in dispute with West, says official

Exiting the 2015 nuclear deal is one of Iran's options, the Iranian president's chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi, said on Wednesday, according to the official IRNA news agency.
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Iran calls on Saudi Arabia to work together to resolve issues: IRNA

Iran said on Wednesday that Tehran and its regional rival Saudi Arabia should work together to overcome problems, the state news agency IRNA quoted Iranian president's chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi as..
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If nuclear issue is referred to U.N., Iran will pull out of the NPT: Iran foreign minister

If Iran's nuclear file is sent to the United Nations Security Council, then Iran will withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday,..
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Iran denies decision taken to send downed plane's black boxes abroad: IRNA

Iran is seeking to examine the black boxes of a Ukrainian airliner that was shot down this month, the official IRNA news agency reported, denying an earlier report that a decision had been taken to..
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Iran's Rouhani speaks to Canadian PM, promises further investigation into crash

President Hassan Rouhani, during a telephone conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday, promised further investigation into the downing of an Ukrainian passenger plane, state..
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards to offer explanation for plane downing: IRNA

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards will offer an explanation and apology on Saturday for the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran earlier this week, the official IRNA news agency reported,..
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Black boxes of crashed airliner will be "opened" on Friday: IRNA

The black boxes of the Ukrainian airliner which crashed in Iran, killing 176 people, will be "opened" on Friday, the official IRNA news agency reported.
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Iran says reports it shot down Ukraine airliner ‘lies’ part of US ‘psychological’ warfare

iran says reports it shot down ukraine airliner ‘lies’ part of us ‘psychological’ warfare
Iran on Friday termed reports that it had shot down a Ukrainian commercial airliner in Tehran as “lies” concocted by the United States as part of the latter’s “psychological operations”..
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Iran's U.N. envoy dismisses any cooperation with Trump amid sanctions: IRNA

Iran's ambassador to the United Nations dismissed as "unbelievable" what he said was President Donald Trump's call for cooperation given Washington was imposing sanctions on Tehran, Iran's state news..
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Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane crashes in Iran

A Ukrainian airliner with at least 170 people on board crashed on Wednesday due to technical problems soon after taking off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport, Iran's official news agency IRNA..
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Omani minister in Iran says U.S. wants to reduce tensions: IRNA

Oman's minister responsible for foreign affairs, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, said in Iran on Tuesday the United States wanted to reduce tensions in the region, the official Iranian news agency IRNA..
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Iran will take a crushing revenge for assassination of Soleimani: official

Iran will take a crushing revenge for the assassination on Friday of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, the top commander of the elite Quds Force, Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami said,..
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Iran seizes vessel in Strait of Hormuz for suspected fuel smuggling

iran seizes vessel in strait of hormuz for suspected fuel smuggling
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Monday seized a ship near Abu Musa Island in the Arabian Gulf, near the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz, on suspicion of smuggling fuel, state news agency..
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Military jet crashes in northwest Iran, killing two pilots: news agency

military jet crashes in northwest iran, killing two pilots: news agency
TEHRAN: An Iranian military fighter jet crashed on Wednesday near a dormant volcano in the northwest of the country and its pilot was missing, official media reported. State news agency IRNA said..
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Increase in Iran-S Korean trade "necessary"

increase in iran-s korean trade necessary
Tehran, Dec 14, IRNA – An Iranian parliamentarian said that South Korea and Iran need to increase the level of their trade exchanges, adding that among the good trade partners of Iran is South Korea..
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Iran dismisses Macron's call for release of two jailed French nationals: IRNA

Iran dismissed as interference in its state matters French President Emmanuel Macron's call for the release of two French nationals jailed in the Islamic Republic since June, Iranian state news agency..
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Iran says it arrested eight with CIA links during unrest

Iranian security agents arrested at least eight people linked to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency during last week's unrest over gasoline price hikes, the official news agency IRNA reported on..
Reuters - Published

Iran foreign minister meets senior Taliban official in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks in Tehran with a Taliban delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, one of the group's founders, the official IRNA news agency reported on..
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Hundreds of banks and government sites burned in Iran unrest - interior minister

Approximately 731 banks and 140 government sites were torched in recent unrest in Iran, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said in remarks published by the official IRNA news agency on..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Revolutionary Guards arrest about 100 protest leaders: Iranian judiciary

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have arrested about 100 leaders of the protests that erupted last week over gasoline price rises, Gholamhossein Esmaili, spokesman for Iran's judiciary, said on Friday..
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Iran summons Swiss ambassador over U.S. comments about petrol price hike unrest: state media

Iran's foreign ministry summoned the Swiss ambassador in Tehran on Wednesday over U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's support for protesters demonstrating about fuel price hikes, the official IRNA..
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Surge in petrol prices trigger protests in Iran

Sporadic protests erupted in cities across Iran, state news agency IRNA said on Saturday, a day after the government announced a surprise decision to ration petrol and hike its price.
France 24 - Published

Petrol price hike sparks protests across Iran

petrol price hike sparks protests across iran
Sporadic protests erupted in cities across Iran, state news agency IRNA said on Saturday, a day after the government announced a surprise decision to ration petrol and hike its price. The...
WorldNews - Published

Iran downs drone over southern port city: IRNA

Iranian forces shot down a foreign drone over the port city of Mahshahr in its southern Khuzestan province on Friday, state news agency IRNA reported, quoting an Iranian official.
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Iran confirms downing of drone, says it belonged to foreign country: IRNA

Iran has confirmed that its forces shot down a drone on Friday and said it belonged to a foreign country, state news agency IRNA reported.
Reuters - Published

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