Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, June 10

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TEHRAN -- Iran reported 2,011 new cases over the past 24 hours, taking the total confirmed novel coronavirus cases to 177,938 on Wednesday, according to official IRNA news agency.

Sima Sadat Lari, the spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said during his daily update on Wednesday that 81 people died overnight, taking the total fatalities over the virus to 8,506. (Iran-COVID-19)

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ANKARA -- Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar Wednesday said Ankara is trying to solve the problem with Greece over the Mediterranean via dialogues.

"We work with Greece in the Aegean and the Mediterranean with the determination to overcome problems by fulfilling our responsibilities as much as possible. At this point, we are making some progress," Akar said speaking to A Haber broadcaster. (Turkey-Greece-Conflict)

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BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said Wednesday that the strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States is mainly aimed to serve the country's interest and achieve its sovereignty.

Al-Kadhimi made his comments during a visit to Nineveh's provincial capital Mosul, on the anniversary of the fall of the city in the hands of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group in 2014, according to a statement by al-Kadhimi's media office. (Iraq-U.S.-Dialogue)

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AMMAN -- German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday that the EU supports the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and rejects any annexation plans.

Maas made the remarks at a joint press conference with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Jordan's capital Amman. (German-EU-Two-state-Solution) Enditem

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