An Iranian flag is seen at the site of a captured well at Fakka oilfield near Amara, 300 km (186 miles) southeast of Baghdad, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Salah Thani

An Iranian flag is seen at the site of a captured well at Fakka oilfield near Amara, 300 km (186 miles) southeast of Baghdad, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Salah Thani

Iraq extends ban on border crossings by Iranians

Sun, Feb. 23, 2020
(Reuters) - Iraq has extended an entry ban for any non-Iraqis coming from Iran, the prime minister said, as authorities in Tehran announced 15 more cases of coronavirus and a death toll of eight.

Baghdad had banned crossings by non-Iraqis from Iran on Thursday for three days and Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday night that the ban would be extended. He did not specify until when.

“The prime minister ordered the ... halting of receiving travelers from the Islamic Republic of Iran except for Iraqis,” his office said in a statement.
 
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