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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Aug. 14

Xinhua
14 Aug 2020, 21:05 GMT+10

TEHRAN -- Iran's ambassador to Caracas denied that the Iranian gasoline tankers to Venezuela has recently been captured by the United States, official IRNA news agency reported on Friday.

The news is "another lie and psychological warfare by the U.S. propaganda machine," the ambassador Hojat Soltani was quoted as saying. (Iran-US-Oil tanker)

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Foreign Ministry on Friday "strongly" condemned the establishment of diplomatic ties between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel, according to a statement published by the Iranian Foreign Ministry's website.

"It (the agreement) is a strategic act of stupidity by Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv, which will undoubtedly result in strengthening the axis of resistance in the region," according to the statement.

The Islamic republic considers as "dangerous" the UAE's act of normalizing ties with Israel, and warns Tel Aviv against "any kind of intervention in the Gulf equations," read the statement. (Iran-UAE-Israel)

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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir -- Two policemen were killed and one wounded in a militants' attack in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday, police said.

The police party was attacked at Nowgam area in the outskirts of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (Kashmir-Attack-Death)

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