Iran, Iraq to open backup border crossing during Arbaeen pilgrimage

August 15, 2017 - 10:40

TEHRAN – Iran and Iraq are going to open a backup border crossing during this year’s Arbaeen pilgrimage (mid-November).

The announcement was made by Iran’s police chief Hossein Ashtari on the sidelines of his meeting with Iraq’s Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji in Tehran on Monday, ISNA reported.

During al-Araji’s visit, Iran and Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding on the opening of the Khosravi border crossing which lies northeast of Baghdad.


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