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U.S. wants Iraq to close border crossing with Iran

Christian Fernsby |
The U.S. is pressuring Baghdad not to reopen an important border corridor with Iran, sources in Diyali revealed.

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Topics: U.S.    IRAQ    IRAN   


"The US has exerted much pressure on the government to keep blocked the border crossing of Mandali with Iran because it is aware of its importance to Iran and Iraq to develop their trade and economic ties," Jabbar al-Ma'amouri, the head of the Muslim Clerics Union, told the Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news website on Sunday.

He warned that the US is attempting to cut economic relations between Iran and Iraq.

The Soumar-Mandali border crossing between Kermanshah and Diyali provinces has several times been closed and opened which resulted in high-density traffic of trucks which carried exported goods from Iran to Iraq.

Iraq announced last Tuesday that the passageway has been reopened after 4 months.

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