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Iraq closes its border crossings with Iran during the holiday and for 10 consecutive days

An Iranian official revealed, on Wednesday, that the Iraqi side closed the border with Iran, starting from the days of Eid Al-Adha and for 10 consecutive days.

Wu, Assistant President of the Arvand Free Economic Zone for Investment and Business Development (Syed Ali Mousavi) said, “According to the announcement by the Iraqi authorities, activities will be stopped at the Shalamjah border crossing starting from the days of Eid Al-Adha and for 10 consecutive days.

Mousavi said in a press statement today, Tuesday, According to the announcement of the Iraqi side and the agreement reached, the Shalamjah border crossing will be closed as of next Thursday; accordingly, all commercial activities at this international port will be stopped.

The official in Khuzestan Province called on all merchants and businessmen who use the Shalamjah crossing to supply goods to Iraq to use Other border crossings to avoid possible damage.

Note that the Shalamjah international crossing is located 15 km from the city of Khorramshahr (in Khuzestan) and south of Basra, Iraq. Source