Thursday 13 August 2020
News ID: 80388
Publish Date: 07 July 2020 - 22:29

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) -- Iraq partially reopened its southern Shalamcheh border crossing with Iran on Tuesday after more than three months of closure to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, border officials said.
The crossing was being opened only for the trade of foodstuffs, allowing in some 500 trucks from Iran per week and would open every Wednesday and Sunday from now on, one of the officials said. Iran is one of Iraq’s biggest trading partners.  

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