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Iranian Researchers Produce 53,000 Papers Last Year

Iranian researcher and academicians had published 53,000 articles by 2018, which shows a 23 increase from 1997, Head of the Islamic World Science Citation Center (IWSCC) Mohhamad Javad Dehqani said, adding that his country is the world’s 16th science producer. Dehqani, in an interview on Sunday, referred to Iran’s rank in producing scientific articles in the world as 16, and…

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Iran not involved in Turkey operation against PKK: Informed source

An informed Iranian source denies Turkish interior minister’s comments that Tehran carried out a joint operation with Ankara against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group. An informed source at the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces told IRNA on Monday that Turkey’s army had launched an operation against the PKK in its eastern borders earlier in…

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Iran to start construction of new nuclear power plants

Iran will start construction of new nuclear power plants in summer, nuclear energy chief said on Monday. Iran will begin constructing the infrastructure of two new nuclear power plants within next two or three months, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi said. He rejected the alleged reports by the Zionist regime’s media about construction of…

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Iran’s main automakers producing over 4,000 cars per day

The daily production of Iran’s two main automakers has exceeded 4,000, according to Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade. Reza Rahmani made the remarks while addressing reporters on the sidelines of the last cabinet session on Monday before the end of the current Iranian calendar year. He said that the two giant Iranian automakers – Saipa and Iran Khodro –…

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Iran President’s visit to Iraq puzzles out knots: Zarif

President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Iraq solved many age-old problems, said Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif in Qom on Monday. ‘Dredging the Arvand Rud River, construction of Shalamcheh-Basra railway, and granting mutual no-fee visas were among the long-term issues that were dealt with during President Rouhani’s visit to Iraq,’ said Zarif who is in Qom to meet with the religious authorities.…

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Rezaei: Majority of Expediency Council members against joining FATF

In a Sunday tweet, Rezaei wrote that “under the current sanctions, the majority of the [Expediency Council] members do not agree on joining FATF.” Noting that two FATF-related bills, including the Palermo Bill (United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime), and CFT (Combating Financing of Terrorism), are still being scrutinized by the Council and await the watchdog’s approval, Rezaei highlighted…

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Conference on Terror Attack against Muslims in New Zealand Held in Iranian Capital

The conference titled “Terrorism: A Common Worry, A Study on the Dimensions of the Terrorist Incident against Muslims in New Zealand” was held on Monday in Tehran with a number of senior Iranian political and cultural figures and university professors in attendance. The conference was organized by Hamidreza Moqaddamfar, a prominent Iranian political figure. Secretary of the Supreme Council of…

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Senior MP: Iraq-Iran-Syria Joint Military Drills to Stop US Support for ISIL

Hanin Qadou, a representative of al-Bina coalition in the Iraqi parliament, was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website as saying that holding the wargames by the three countries is necessary. “If the drills are staged, Washington’s way to impose its influence and support the ISIL will be blocked,” he added. Qadou underscored that Iraq’s security is directly tied to…

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Illegal foreign forces must leave Syria: Iran military chief

  “[Those foreign] forces who are present in Syria without any authorization from the country’s government must leave the Syrian soil as soon as possible,” Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said upon his arrival in Damascus on Sunday. Baqeri added that he plans to take part in a tripartite meeting…

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Defying US sanctions, Iran inaugurates new South Pars gas field phases

  During an inaugural ceremony in the southern coastal city of Kangan on Sunday, Iran’s president officially launched phases 13, 22, 23, and 24 of South Pars gas field, noting that despite all the US pressures on the Iranian nation, especially through the imposition of unilateral economic sanctions, Iranians remain steadfast and resistant and continue to progress. “Americans did not…

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