Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Oct. 6

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TEHRAN -- The spokesman for Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Behrooz Kamalvandi, on Sunday urged the signatories to the landmark Iranian 2015 nuclear deal to take steps to protect Iran's nuclear interests.

"Iran will continue to reduce its (nuclear) commitments" if the remaining parties to the deal do not help Iran benefit from the deal, Kamalvandi was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency. (Iran-Nuke)

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TEHRAN -- The head of Iranian Civil Defense Organization, Gholam Reza Jalali, said Sunday that Iran has taken legal actions against the United States for its "cyber attacks and threats" against Iran, Tasnim news agency reported.

Washington has made cyber threats and launched cyber attacks against Tehran several times, Jalali told Tasnim without elaboration. (Iran-U.S. Cyber Attacks)

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ANKARA -- Turkey on Sunday protested the United States after the twitter account of the U.S. Embassy in Turkey "liked" a tweet posted by a fugitive journalist whom Ankara believed to be a member of the Gulen Movement, the network Turkey accused of orchestrating the failed coup attempt in 2016.

On Saturday, the U.S. account "liked" a tweet that said Turkey should be ready for politics without Devlet Bahceli, the leader of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and an ally of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) who has health problems in recent weeks. (Turkey-U.S.)

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BAGHDAD -- Baghdad's provincial council on Sunday voted to sack the incumbent governor, and called for nomination of an alternative for the post of Baghdad governor, the official television reported.

The members of the provincial council voted unanimously to dismiss the governor Falah al-Jazairi, and to open the door for nomination for the post of governor for five days, the state-run Iraqiya channel said, without giving further details about the reason behind the dismissal. (Iraq-Governor) Enditem

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