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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, June 6

07 Jun 2023, 07:18 GMT+10

ADEN, Yemen -- The Yemeni government has voiced its rejection of participation in any future UN-mediated prisoner exchange negotiations with the Houthi rebels.

The decision comes in response to the militia's refusal to reveal the location of detained politician Mohammed Qahtan and denial of visit by his family and other government officials to him, said Hadi Haig, head of the government delegation in the prisoner talks, on Twitter. (Yemen-Houthis-Prisoner Exchange Talks)

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ANKARA -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Tuesday to submit a new proposal for amending the constitution to the parliament.

"We will re-submit our constitutional amendment proposal to the parliament's discretion," Erdogan said at a press conference after convening his cabinet first time since winning the May 28 presidential runoff. (Türkiye-Erdogan-New Constitution)

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RIYADH -- Iran reopened on Tuesday its embassy in Saudi Arabia after seven years of closure, nearly three months after the two countries agreed to restore bilateral ties under a Chinese-brokered deal.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Alireza Bigdeli addressed the opening ceremony, highlighting the importance of the occasion for the relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran. (Iran-Saudi Arabia-Embassy Reopening)

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KHARTOUM -- Commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan reaffirmed on Tuesday confidence that the negotiations in Jeddah under the Saudi-U.S. patronage will achieve sustainable peace.

Al-Burhan made the remarks when he received a phone call from Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Sudan's Transitional Sovereign Council chaired by Al-Burhan said in a statement. (Sudan-Jeddah Forum-Army commitment)

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