Oct 29, 2019, 3:00 PM
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Foreign Ministry urges Iranians to postpone travels to Iraq

Tehran, Oct 29, IRNA – Iran Foreign Ministry urged Iranian pilgrims to postpone travel to Iraq until further notice due to recent unrests in Iraq.

Iran Foreign Ministry appreciated Iraqi government and people for hosting Iranian pilgrims during Arbaeen rituals and called on the pilgrims to postpone their trip plans.

Earlier, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Iran is closely monitoring the situation in the neighboring Iraq.

At least six people have been killed in Baghdad and Nasiriya, officials say, as protests continue across the country for a second day.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran supports the Iraqi nation’s demands that are clearly insisted on by the religious authority as well as Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi,” Mousavi said, adding that the Iraqi religious and political officials can together achieve goals and help build a better future. 

The latest deaths push the overall death toll in this month's anti-government protests to more than 190.

Iran has always been supporting Iraq, giving it all the capacities and potentials.

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