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Islamic Republic News Agency (Iran)

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Possible Ministry flag, Iran image located by Esteban Rivera, 15 October 2012

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This uses a pattern of all Ministries' flags, which is a Iranian flag in the canton.
Source: http://mfa.gov.ir/ContentFiles/NewsPhotos/6084.jpg.
Article: http://mfa.gov.ir/NewsShow.aspx?id=6084&menu=247&lang=
Esteban Rivera, 15 October 2012

This is a flag for the state-owned Islamic Republic News Agency, aka IRNA. You can see the same logo on the flag on their website. Iím unsure why they also have the Iran flag there.
George Moody, 9 December 2022

IRNA, Iran image located by Esteban Rivera, 11 December 2022

IRNA was originally established on November 13, 1934 as "آژانس پارس" (English: Pars Agency), later renamed "خبرگزاری پارس ,پانا" (English: Pars News Agency, PANA), and subsidiary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Then after a reorganization, it was transferred to the newly established "وزارت اطلاعات و جهانگردی" (English: Ministry of Information and Tourism). Then three years later after the Islamic  Revolution of 1979, the "شورای اسلامی" (English: Islamic Council) also known as the Parliament, decided to
rename it under its current denomination and transfer it to the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. It is considered a government news agency.
Sources: https://www.irna.ir/news/83342881/
and https://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D9%86%D8%A7.

Notice that this version does not feature Iran's flag on the canton as it is costume, but rather the IRNA's logo in black in the middle over a white horizontal background. Sometimes the flag has a fringe (i.e. black, dark blue and even green) and sometimes it doesn't.

Logo

IRNA, Iran image located by Esteban Rivera, 11 December 2022

IRNA, Iran image located by Esteban Rivera, 11 December 2022

This variant displays the logo version in inverted colors, that is: white lettering and blue background.
Esteban Rivera, 11 December 2022