[size=52]US pressure delays opening of Al-Qaim border crossing[/size]
[size=45]Informed sources revealed that the American pressure exerted on the Iraqi side led to postponing the date of reopening the Albukamal crossing, which is located on the Iraqi-Syrian border.
[size=45]That was scheduled for Saturday, and it is scheduled to open the crossing within a maximum of 9 days. The sources told (Sputnik): All the logistics and technical equipment were completed on the Syrian and Iraqi sides to open the crossing Albukamal - the existing border between Syria and Iraq, adding that it was expected to open the crossing on Saturday, September 7, “But there is US pressure exerted on the side Iraqi to delay the opening of the crossing under the pretext of a large Iranian presence at the crossing. She pointed out that the US reconnaissance flight did not separate the atmosphere of the crossing in about a week. In the same context, a source in the popular crowd told (Sputnik) that the crossing is expected to be opened within a maximum of 9 days, especially as the Iraqi side has also completed the full equipment, but there are political calculations and US pressure to interfere with the opening date of the crossing.[/size]
[size=45]The mayor of the Qaim district of Iraq, Ahmed Gedian, announced last Friday, the completion of 90% of the rehabilitation of the border crossing with Syria, stressing that it will not be reopened on the seventh of this month as scheduled, and postponed to further notice due to the lack of some logistical work. Jedian said that the reopening of the border crossing between Syria and Iraq will be postponed until September 7, due to logistical reasons, stressing that the rehabilitation of the crossing is taking place at a high rate and that caravans and warehouses were provided. September, according to the agreement with the Iraqi border outlets.[/size]
[size=45]Al-Bukamal-Qaim crossing was closed in 2014 as ISIS took control of the Iraqi city of Qaim.[/size]
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