Protestors storm the Iranian consulate in Karbala, where they set fires around the building and replaced the Iranian flag with an Iraqi one.
Sources: Al Jazeera
Sources: Al Jazeera
Iran reports a record for the second consecutive day of 40,808 new cases and 588 deaths from COVID-19, thereby bringing the nationwide total of confirmed cases to 4.199 million and the nationwide death toll to 94,603.
Tens of thousands of mourners, among them Iraqi prime minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, attend a funeral procession in Baghdad, Iraq, for those killed in a United States airstrike—among them Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Quds Force and at least five others. The bodies are then brought to Karbala and Najaf, where Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and the other Iraqis killed are to be buried.
Iraqi President Barham Salih rejects the nomination of Basra governor Asaad Al Eidani for Prime Minister of Iraq, stating that protesters will also oppose him due to his connections with Iranian-backed parties. As the constitution doesn't give him the power to officially veto candidates, Salih threatens to resign instead.
Israeli Defense Forces name three senior Iranian officers and point out that the leader of the Quds Force is in Lebanon "with his family". Amid the campaign for the 17 September legislative election, Israel says Iran is moving to convert Hezbollah's arsenal of what Israel says is more than 100,000 rockets into precision-guided missiles.
A group of international diplomats begins a two-day tour given by Iran as a gesture of goodwill and transparency in response to foreign concerns over its nuclear program. The European Union, Russia, and the People's Republic of China refuses its invitation.
Mohamed Mostafaei, an Iranian lawyer who defended convicted adulterer Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, is reported to be in Turkey, seeking asylum. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-middle-east-10870522 (BBC)] [http:--www.france24.com-en-20100804-iran-stoning-lawyer-requests-asylum-turkey-un (France24)]date=August 2019