Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Aug. 13

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TEHRAN -- The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced Tuesday that the country's low-grade enriched uranium stockpile has exceeded 360 kilograms, Tasnim news agency reported.

"We are currently producing (enriched uranium) at a good capacity, and our stockpile is at least 60 to 70 kilograms more than 300 kg," the limit was set under 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, the spokesman for the AEOI, Behrouz Kamalvandi, was quoted as saying. (Iran-Stockpile)

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Tuesday urged for resistance against "plots" to split Yemen, official IRNA news agency reported.

Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with a visiting delegation from Yemen's Houthi movement here in the capital Tehran. (Iran-Yemen)

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TEHRAN -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday that the Lebanese nation and Hezbollah movement played down the myth of Israel's "invincibility," Press TV reported.

"The Lebanese people and the Islamic resistance front proved to the world the fact that the Zionist regime (of Israel) can be defeated," Zarif was quoted as saying. (Iran-Lebanon-Israel)

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TRIPOLI -- Fighter jets of Libya's east-based army loyal to General Khalifa Haftar on Tuesday attacked forces of the rival UN-backed government south of the capital Tripoli, according to a military source.

"A number of airstrikes were carried out on our forces in southern Tripoli late last night and early this morning, a few hours after the end of a UN-brokered truce with Haftar's forces," a source from the government forces told Xinhua. (Libya-Airstrike) Enditem

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