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TEHRAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Iran will maintain its "ordinary and technical" cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as long as the UN nuclear watchdog sticks to a "non-political and non-discriminatory" approach to Iran, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

"If some people with political motives want to contaminate cooperation based on technical understanding, Iran's response will be appropriate," the ministry's spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in his weekly press conference, ahead of an IAEA board of governors meeting starting on Monday morning in Vienna. (Iran-IAEA-Vienna)

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CAIRO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian experts say Cairo-Ankara mutual exploratory talks have reflected the keenness of the two countries to restore political ties, while reaching complete normalization of ties needs more time amid the presence of several unsettled issues.

Tariq Fahmy, professor of political sciences at Cairo University, said that holding more exploratory meetings is evidence that Egypt and Turkey have agreed on some points that need further coordination. (Egypt-Turkey-Relations)

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CAIRO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett discussed on Monday the developments of bilateral relations in various fields, as well as the Palestinian issue, according to Egyptian Presidency.

During their meeting in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh, Sisi and Bennett also discussed the recent developments on the regional and international arenas, said Bassam Rady, spokesperson of the Egyptian presidency. (Egypt-Israel-Meeting)

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BEIRUT, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Monday that a vessel carrying Iranian fuel oil for Lebanon has arrived in Syria's Baniyas and will be transported by land to Lebanon on Thursday, al-Manar local TV channel reported.

A second vessel is set to arrive in Syria in a few days, while a third ship carrying gasoline will leave Iran soon, Nasrallah said in a televised speech to discuss the latest developments in Lebanon. (Lebanon-Hezbollah-Iran)

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