The Ukrainian military says that it has shot down an Iranian HESA Shahed 136 combat drone operated by Russia near Kupiansk, Kharkiv Oblast. An inscription on the drone identified it as an "M214 Geran-2", which did not immediately correspond to known Russian weaponry.
The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declares the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran as no longer in force. He also warns that the United States "is prepared to use our domestic authorities to impose consequences" for other countries that do not enforce the sanctions. Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia oppose the snapback sanctions.
A memorandum is signed by Russia, Iran, and Turkey calling for de-escalation of the Syrian Civil War, although neither the Syrian government nor the Syrian opposition are signatories.
Iran holds talks with Russia over buying an upgraded version of the S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system.
Iran nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi says nine tons of Iran's enriched uranium will be exported to Russia in the next few days, as the country moves to implement the nuclear deal and secure relief from international sanctions.
Iraq says that Iran, Russia and Syria are assisting it in its fight with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
Tehran, Iran, hosts a foreign ministers' conference on Syria, but the attendees remain unknown. Russia is to be represented by its ambassador to Iran. [https:--www.reuters.com-article-2012-08-09-us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120809 (Reuters)] [http:--english.ruvr.ru-2012_08_08-Russian-ambassador-to-attend-Syria-meeting-in-Tehran- (The Voice of Russia)]date=August 2019
Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear energy corporation, explains that the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant has been delayed in opening due to damage to the nuclear reactor's cooling pumps.
Russian engineers start loading fuel into Iran's first nuclear reactor at Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant.
Poland and the United States sign a deal in Kraków allowing the United States to position an American anti-missile shield in Poland to defend Europe from the perceived threat of Iran and other countries: Russia objects.