Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Aug. 11

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TEHRAN -- Iran plans to build three more Khayyam satellites, the Iranian government spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi said on Thursday.

The construction of three more versions of the Khayyam satellite is on the government's agenda, Jahromi said on his Twitter account, adding that the stabilization of the recently-launched Khayyam satellite has been done successfully. (Iran-Build-Satellite)

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ANKARA -- The first grain ship leaving Ukraine under a deal by the United Nations, Russia, Ukraine and Türkiye docked at a southern Turkish port on Thursday after the buyer in Lebanon rejected the cargo, Turkish news agency DHA reported.

The Sierra Leone-flagged ship Razoni will unload some of its cargo at the port of Mersin, according to DHA.(Turkey-Ukraine-Grain Ship)

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ANKARA -- The Turkish foreign minister on Thursday urged Finland and Sweden to take "concrete steps" about their commitments that should be fulfilled before their accession to the NATO.

"They have not yet fulfilled their commitments made in the documents (to join NATO)," Mevlut Cavusoglu told the annual Ambassadors' Conference, which was held in the capital Ankara to discuss the Turkish foreign policy.(Türkiye-Sweden-Finland-NATO Accession)

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TEHRAN -- Iranian experts started reviewing the proposals from the European Union to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal after the Iranian delegation returned from Vienna, Iran's Noor News website reported on Thursday.

"No high-level meeting has yet been held to review the ideas of the European Union coordinator in Tehran," said the report, adding that the preliminary result of the expert-level review will be presented to relevant decision-making institutions for a final decision. (Iran-Nuclear Deal-EU Proposals) Enditem

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