Iraq’s law enforcement officers arrested over 30 people suspected of torching the Iranian Consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, a member of the Sairoon bloc said.
Iraq: Over 30 suspected of torching Iran’s Consulate arrested
Iranian officials extended congratulations to Iraq’s new Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi for his election, describing the move as an “important and necessary” step towards establishing a new government in the Arab country.
Iran congratulates election of new Iraqi speaker
The commander of the Iranian Army’s ground forces said nothing threatens the Islamic Republic, but the armed forces are ready to deliver the enemies a “punch in the mouth.”
Army commander: No danger threatening Iran
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to hold talks with President Hassan Rouhani later this month in New York following the US reimposition of sanctions against Iran, a Japanese government source said on Sunday.
Japan PM planning talks with President Rouhani in NY
The head of Iran-Turkey Business Council proposed the establishment of a joint bank in line with the agreements on bilateral trade between the two neighboring nations using national currencies.
Iran, Turkey to establish joint bank to promote trade ties
The Iranian police seized 2,215 kilograms of opium in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, said the province’s police commander on Saturday.
Over two tons of illicit drugs seized in southeast Iran
Former US secretary of state John Kerry fired back against attacks by President Donald Trump and current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday over his meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, saying the president “should be more worried about Paul Manafort meeting with Robert Mueller than me meeting with Iran’s FM.”
Kerry slams Trump for accusations of meetings with Zarif

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