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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Oct. 3

Xinhua
04 Oct 2022, 08:30 GMT+10

TEHRAN -- Iran is expected to receive its frozen assets from the Republic of Korea (ROK) via the central bank of a third regional country, the Nour News affiliated with Iran's Supreme National Security Council reported Monday.

With the continuation of the indirect negotiations between Iran and the United States, relevant parties agreed upon transferring the Iranian assets frozen in ROK via the designated central bank, it reported, without revealing the name of the third country. (Iran-Frozen Assets-ROK)

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JERUSALEM -- The European Union and Israel held on Monday in Brussels their first high-level talks since 2012, according to a statement issued on behalf of Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

"The EU is Israel's main trading partner," said Lapid, who took part in the EU-Israel Association Council dialogue forum via video conference, adding Israel's new government has set the improvement of the political and economic ties with the EU as one of its main goals since its formation in June last year. (Israel-EU-High-level Talks)

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ANKARA -- Türkiye's annual inflation hit 83.45 percent in September, the highest in 24 years, the Turkish Statistical Institute announced on Monday.

Consumer prices increased by 3.08 percent month-on-month in September, according to the data.

The highest annual price surge was in the transportation sector with 117.66 percent in September. The cost of food and non-alcoholic drinks prices was up 93.05 percent, while the cost of furnishings and household equipment increased by 89.68 percent.(Türkiye-Inflation-Record High)

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TEHRAN -- Iran's release of dual Iranian-American citizen was on humanitarian grounds and not related to any other issues, said the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday.

Nasser Kanaani made the remarks in an address to a weekly press conference, saying the dual citizen Baquer Namazi has not been in prison over the past four years, only not allowed to leave Iran, according to semi-official Fars news agency. (Iran-U.S.-Prisoner Release)

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