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Hakim apologizes to Zarif after Iranian consulate burnt

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Apparently fearing the Iranian response after Tehran’s consulate in Iraq’s Najaf was burnt by angry protesters, Iraq’s Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Hakim apologized to his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, Russia Today reported.


A statement by the Iranian foreign ministry called the burning of the consulate a “destructive procedure,” as angry protesters torched the building, apparently to protest Iranian interference in the Iraqi policies and affairs.


The ministry said that Hakim promised Zarif that the Iraqi government would protect the Iranian diplomats and spots in Iraq.

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