First Iranian action against the backdrop of the demonstrations in Iraq

Iranian border guards on Thursday closed two border crossings with Iraq because of unrest in Baghdad and other cities, where protesters raised slogans against Iran.

Iranian border guards have closed two border crossings with Iraq because of unrest in the country, Iranian media reported on Thursday.

He said the commander of the Iranian border guards Qasem Rezaei in remarks carried by the media of his country today, where Khoravi and Jathaba crossing border with Iraq since Wednesday for security reasons have been closed."

Iraqi cities are witnessing popular demonstrations against political corruption in the country, and demonstrators raised slogans against Iran.

There was widespread public outrage and criticism of Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's decision to curtail the role of a leading figure in the counterterrorism, who has great role in fighting ISIS, General Abdul Wahab al-Saadi.

Clashes between demonstrators and security forces resulted in the killing nine people and wounding hundreds.

(T/S)

ANHA


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