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Iran consul arrested in ancient Iraq town

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Iran Focus: Baghdad, Jun. 02 – The Iranian consul in the Iraqi province of Babil (south of Baghdad) was arrested, according to an Iraqi daily. The consul was arrested when he was approached by an Iraq police lieutenant and refused to show his passport on request, the Al-Afaq daily wrote in its Tuesday edition, quoting the Iraqi Human Rights group. Iran Focus

Baghdad, Jun. 02 – The Iranian consul in the Iraqi province of Babil (south of Baghdad) was arrested, according to an Iraqi daily.

The consul was arrested when he was approached by an Iraq police lieutenant and refused to show his passport on request, the Al-Afaq daily wrote in its Tuesday edition, quoting the Iraqi Human Rights group.

The man was detained for two days on suspicions of illegal activities.

Iraqi security officials routinely state that Iran is sending agents under diplomatic cover to disrupt the peace in the country.

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