A senior US official said Washington was hopeful that Wang’s release would lead to the freeing of other Americans…
The attack came a day after a string of suspicious stabbing incidents targeting demonstrators.
Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook cited unspecified reports and provided no evidence of the death toll.
Critics have called the proposed law anti-Muslim, and some opposition parties have also pushed back.
The Uighur Act of 2019 is a stronger version of a bill that angered Beijing when it passed the Senate in September.
Parliament approved the resignation without a vote, according to four lawmakers in attendance.
On Friday, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi promised to quit to try to stem the violence and public anger.
The resignation announcement also followed calls by Iraq’s top Shiite cleric for lawmakers to withdraw support.
Police and military forces were deployed across key oil-rich provinces to re-open roads closed off by demonstrations.
Local authorities imposed a curfew following the incident, state media reported.
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