Saturday, 04 December 2021 02:28 GMT

Iran suspends flights to Iraq's Najaf


(MENAFN) Iran on Saturday suspended flights to Iraq's southern city of Najaf amid Iraqi protests over unemployment and lack of basic services.

The move was taken as it was not possible to conduct "safe flights" to Najaf, a spokesman for the Iranian aviation authority, told the semi-official Mehr news agency.

"The flights to the Najaf Airport will start again once the current situation is resolved," the spokesman said.

Tension has been building on in Basra over rising unemployment and repeated power outages, with protests spreading to several other provinces, including the capital Baghdad.

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