Report: US pressure prevents the opening of the existing crossing despite its readiness
08:40 - 10/09/2019
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A Lebanese press report said on Tuesday that US pressure on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] turning the opening of the existing crossing point with Syria despite its readiness by the Iraqi and Syrian sides.
According to the report published by Al-Akhbar newspaper, the crossing was ready from the Iraqi side since the scheduled date of September 1, but the American pressure, along with the absence of a final Iraqi decision, was the main reason for the postponement.
He added that "the repeated postponement reflects the absence of a decisive decision in Baghdad on opening the most important border crossing with Syria," pointing out that "some Iraqi leaders prefer to wait in step until the maturity of political conditions."
The newspaper pointed out in its report to the presence of views of the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] leadership [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] balanced in the opening of the crossing regardless of pressure, as a national sovereign decision. Done / 25 The report quoted a Syrian government source as saying, "The Syrian side has finished all logistical and service preparations related to the opening of the crossing," pointing to «the service of the crossing Internet and electricity, and the preparation of centers for police units and customs ... and is waiting for notification from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to set an official date for the opening of the crossing . Done / 25