Tension Mounts   In Middle East As Iran Closes Border With Iraq

Tension Mounts In Middle East As Iran Closes Border With Iraq

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By Spy Uganda

Relations between Iran and Iraq are deteriorating each day that dawns and as a result of their disagreements Iran has closed her border to Iraq, after being requested to do so by Tehran.

Moreover, this news comes amid protests over rising fuel prices in Iranian cities and month-long demonstrations in Iraq.

Spy Uganda has learnt that Tehran requested the closure of the Shalamcheh border crossing to those travelling between the two countries, citing security concerns.

However, according to the media, the move won’t affect goods or trade between the two nations.

The situation in the Islamic Republic remains tense, with one person reported to have been killed in the city of Sirjan after protesters tried to set a local oil storage facility on fire. People are also holding mass rallies in Mashhad, Shiraz, Ahvaz, and several other cities.

In the meantime, Iraq has been rocked by mass protests that resurged last month. So far, over 250 people have been killed in the clashes this year, with at least six dead in the last two weeks alone.

People are protesting against deteriorating social services, corruption, and an economic crisis, calling for the resignation of the government.

Iraqi authorities have since blocked numerous messengers and social networks, as well as introduced a curfew to tackle the crisis.

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