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Iraq closes southern border crossing with Iran


Iraq has closed its southern border crossing with Iran to travelers because of protest actions in both countries, The Baghdad Post reported quoting an Iraqi security official.

According to the source, Tehran had demanded the closure because of protests. The border will be closed until further notice.


Iran's demonstrations broke out hours after it was announced the price of petrol would be increased by 50 per cent for the first 60 litres and 300 per cent for anything above that each month.