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19% Decrease in Cultivation of Opium in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Minister of Counter Narcotics announced that less opium has been cultivated in the county in 2015, but it is not satisfactory yet.
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US Allows South Korea to Do Iran Trade In Euros: Report

South Korean companies will be able to carry out business with Iran in euros as early as next month, enabling the Asian country to cash in on new opportunities from lifting of sanctions on Tehran.
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Iran Urges China, Philippines to Show Restraint on Territorial Disputes

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi voiced concerns over recent territorial disputes in the South China Sea, calling on China and the Philippines to exercise restraint.
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Iran’s Parliament Speaker Decries Kabul Terrorist Attack

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani condemned deadly bomb blasts that killed scores of people in Kabul on Saturday, saying the attack was a plot to destabilize Afghanistan and create discord within the society.
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Kashmiris Flock to Hospitals to Donate Blood amid Violence and Curfews

An Indian man travelled 5 km on foot amid a curfew to reach a local hospital in Kashmir to donate blood for those injured in the ongoing violence following the death of Burhan Wani, a top figure in the pro-independence Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) group.
Bahram Ghasemi

Iran Strongly Denounces Kazakh Terrorist Attacks

Foreign Ministry Spokesman expressed Iran’s strong disapproval of inhumane actions and terrorist attacks including a recent deadly shooting in the Kazakh largest city, Almaty, on Monday, July 18.
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Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan Presidents to Meet in Baku Next Month: Deputy FM

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asian and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour said the presidents of Iran, Russia and the Republic of Azerbaijan are expected to meet in Baku on August 8.
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Caspian Sea’s Legal Regime Should Meet All Littoral States’ Interests: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that the legal regime of Caspian Sea should be developed in a way that the interests of all littoral states are met.
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Differences Narrowing among Caspian States, Iran’s FM Says

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in Kazakhstan for a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Caspian Sea littoral states, said the Caspian countries have reached a consensus on many topics, but noted that a number of issues still remain to be settled.
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Iran’s President Felicitates Mongolia on National Day

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Mongolia’s National day to the people and government of the Eastern Asian country, calling for further development of mutual ties.

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