17 07 2015
Military operations push Iraq to close its borders with Jordan
stressed the Iraqi ambassador to Jordan Jawad Hadi Abbas closing his country's border with the Kingdom yesterday, and attributed this to the large and persistent Iraqi Army in Fallujah and Ramadi in Anbar province, the military operations, against "Daash" and terrorists. According to the ambassador, in an exclusive statement to "tomorrow" yesterday, that these operations "require the closure, in order to preserve security and the goods", and that this action "temporary", and confirmed that he will be re-opening of the border soon, and they would return to work as usual, and what it was before the feast, immediately after the military operations. Abbas said he expected "Victory near the Iraqi army, and that is clearing all areas of terrorists," but in terms of goods and Trade of Jordan, pointed out that this closure does not mean that the goods of Jordan "forbidden from entering Iraq," but that these goods reach Iraq via Kuwait, "even though the quantity is less than the past." locally, and in response to a question for "tomorrow" on the closure of the Iraqi border, the official government spokesman and Minister of State for Media Affairs Dr. Mohammed Al-Momani said that "the closure was by the side Iraq "and that the government" hopes to re-open the border soon. " An official source said yesterday, that the Iraqi authorities informed the Jordanian counterpart the Iraqi government's decision, the closure of the border crossings with Jordan until further notice. He called upon the source of passengers and drivers wishing to travel to Iraq, not to go to the border posts, pending a new decision of the Iraqi authorities to re-open its border with Jordan.
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