During the visit, the Iraqi Quran activists toured different parts of the news agency and learned about its activities.
Director of Basra Quranic Sciences Institute Sayyed Hakim al-Shar’a, director of al-Imamayn al-Javadayn Quran Institute Ahmed Jassim Ramadan, and Quran expert and director of Basra’s Dar-ul-Qura (house of Quran reciters) Sheikh Adnan al-Salehi were senior members of the delegation.
IQNA is the first and only specialized Quran news agency in the Islamic world.
It was inaugurated on the 15th of Ramadan, 1424, (November 11, 2003) during a ceremony attended by the then president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The news agency started its activity by publishing 7 news data-x-items in Persian every day and now, 15 years on, with the blessings of God, is punishing 850 daily news data-x-items in 19 languages, and the total number of the news data-x-items so far produced has exceeded 1,300,000.