1. Iraq will open vital border crossing with Syria. The move would allow increased flow of goods along a route the U.S. worries would ease Iran's transport of weapons to its allies in Syria, the Wall Street Journal reported.
2. The United States endorsed Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The U.S. is the first country to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan, which the rest of the international community regards as disputed territory occupied by Israel whose status should be determined by negotiations between Israel and Syria, Associated Press reported (via Real Clear Politics).
3. Iran denies joint raid with Turkey against Kurd rebels, AFP reported. On Monday, Turkey announced joint bombing raids with Iran against Kurdish rebel group PKK in Iraq's northern mountains. Yet, state media in Tehran denies the claim.