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Iranian diplomats come under attack

Iranian diplomats have had to hunker down across the Middle East and Europe as a string of consulates and embassies have come under attack. The first to suffer was the Iranian consulate in Basra which was set on fire by demonstrators on 7 September, during wider protests. The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed “deep regret” at the incident and called for tighter security around diplomatic missions in the city.

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