Iraq closes border crossings with protest-hit Iran
Topics: IRAQ BORDER IRAN
In a statement, the commission said the Shalamcheh and al-Shib crossings are still open to the movement of goods and trade.
"The movement of travellers from Iraq to Iran has totally stopped," it said, adding that the terminals have been shut upon a request from Iranian authorities.
Protests broke out across Iran since Friday after the government imposed petrol rationing and raised gasoline prices.
Iraq has also been rocked by anti-government protests since October against high unemployment and deep-seated corruption. ■