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Sarvati criticizes Culture Ministry for reactionary policies
Tehran, Oct 23 (ICANA) – Member of Majlis principalist fraction Musa al-Reza Sarvati says that Iran's ministry of culture and Islamic guidance has poor records in terms of the libraries and exhibition.
UN Urges Stronger Int'l Support for Iran's Anti-Narcotic Efforts
TEHRAN, July 22 (ICANA) – Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Iran's performance in the campaign against illicit drugs and drug-trafficking, and asked for more international support for Iran's anti-narcotic efforts.
Iran Nuclear Scientist Assassinated
TEHRAN, July 23 (ICANA) – A prominent Iranian university professor has been assassinated by unknown terrorists, informed sources with the Iranian police say.
Member of Majlis Cultural commission:
Iran's absence in Frankfurt Book Fair questionable
TEHRAN, Oct 16 (ICANA) – Member of Majlis Cultural Commission Sayyed Ali Hosseini says that the government is supposed to explain why it has not represented Iran at this year's Frankfurt International Book Fair.
Mashhad expected to accommodate 100 million pilgrims
TEHRAN, Oct 5 (ICANA) – Senior Iranian lawmaker Jawad Karimi Qodusi calls for better accommodation of Shia pilgrims in the holy city of Mashhad, which, as he estimates in the near future will host near 100 million visitors annually.
Ahmad Reza Dastqeyb:
Periodical booms in cinema industry worrying
TEHRAN, Oct 4 (ICANA) – Deputy Chairman of Majlis Cultural Commission Ahmad Reza Dastqeyb says that the boom in cinema industry is only restricted to handful of popular movies.
IRIB can play better role in economic activities
TEHRAN, Sept 21 (ICANA) – Member of the economic commission of Iran's parliament (Majlis) says that Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) can play a better role in familiarizing people with economic activities.
MP demands IRIB not to air cheap foreign movies
TEHRAN, Sept 19 (ICANA) – Spokesman for Iran's Parliament (Majlis) Cultural Commission, Seyyed Ramazan Shojaee Kiasari, criticized Islamic Republic of Iran's Broadcasting (IRIB) for airing films not consistent with Iranian culture and identity.
No Iranian Forces Crossed into Iraq: Parliamentary Committee
TEHRAN, July 31 (ICANA) - An Iraqi fact-finding parliamentary committee has declared that no Iranian forces have crossed the Iraqi borders in pursuit of anti-Iranian terrorists.
Establishment of Iranian International University Suspended
TEHRAN, July 25 (ICANA) – Chairman of the Education and Research Commission of the Majlis (Iranian Parliament) commenting on the procedures of the establishment of the Iranian International University said Monday that 40 requests for setting up universities had been submitted which received the agreement in principle of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology since 2004.
Caspian States’ Reps Describe Their Meeting as Positive
TEHRAN, July 23 (ICANA) – Representatives of the five Caspian Sea littoral states who participated in the 29th meeting of the special working group tasked with the formulation of the Caspian Sea legal regime issued a statement, in which they described the meeting as positive.
IRGC Denies Fordo Airspace Breach
TEHRAN, July 22 (ICANA) – Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has denied reports suggesting that the force has downed a US reconnaissance drone at one of the country's nuclear sites.
Ahmadinejad Urges FM to Collect Documents on Iran's Occupation in WWII
TEHRAN, July 22 (ICANA) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on the country's foreign ministry to set up a committee to collect more documents regarding the country's occupation during WWII to lodge complaints with international bodies against the occupiers.
Supreme Leader Encourages Iranian Nation to Book Reading
TEHRAN, July 20 (ICANA) – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stressed the importance of book reading in the promotion of the culture of the society, and called on the Iranian nation to devote a wider time span to reading different books.
Financial Difficulties, Root Cause of Crime Wave: MP
TEHRAN, July 20 (ICANA) – MP Kazem Jalali of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee says financial difficulties and unemployment are the root causes of the rise in street crime in Tehran.
Iran to Help Replace Afghan Poppy Fields
TEHRAN, July 17 (ICANA) – Iran's Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar says Tehran will help Kabul replace poppy cultivation in Afghanistan based on agreements between the two countries.
Tehran, Astana to Develop Cultural Cooperation
TEHRAN, July 17 (ICANA) – Iranian and Kazak officials in a meeting underlined the expansion of cultural cooperation between the two countries and the implementation of joint cultural projects.
FM: World Benefits from Iran's Drugs Fight
TEHRAN, July 13 (ICNA) – Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, who was in Austria, in a meeting with Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov said that what Iran is doing in fighting against drugs smuggling is beneficial to the world.
Iran Hails Transforming Russian S-200
TEHRAN, July 12 (ICANA) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iran has managed to upgrade the Russian-made long-range S-200 air defense system into an entirely new apparatus.
Iran-Slovenia Sign Several Agreements on Bilateral Cooperation
TEHRAN, July 12 (ICANA) – Iran and Slovenia have signed an agreement on promotion of bilateral cooperation in the fields of scientific, academic and cultural activities, it was reported Tuesday.
Iran Experiencing Population Decline, Growing Old
TEHRAN, July 10 (ICANA) – According to the latest National Organization for Civil Registration population estimates, Iran’s population growth rate is declining, the Mehr News Agency reported on Saturday.
Leader Lauds Iranian Weightlifters' Performance
TEHRAN, July 8 (ICANA) – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei congratulated the country's young weightlifters for their victories in the 37th World Junior Weightlifting Championships.
Ban on Weekly Lifted
TEHRAN, July 8 (ICANA) – Hardline weekly 9 Dey, which was barred for two weeks, has been allowed to resume publication until its fate is decided by the commission that oversees the performance of the press.