khosravi boarder hosts pilgrims

Governor of Qasr Shirin said that based on an agreement with Iraqi authorities, the Khosravi border reopened for Arbaeen pilgrims.

Iran Press/Iran news: Morad Ali Tatar added that the first group of pilgrims would leave Iran for Iraq through the Khosravi border on Monday morning after a 4-day stop.

The Governor of Qasr Shirin went on to add that during the ban on the departure of pilgrims from the official Khosravi border into Iraq, the individual commute of foreign nationals and Iraqi travelers as well as border trade activities were carried out without restriction.

The departure of Arbaeen pilgrims from the official Khosravi border stopped Thursday at the request of Iraqi officials.

This year, the four borders of Khosravi, Mehran, Chazzabeh and Shalamcheh are open for Arbaeen pilgrims.

Khosravi border as the closest route to the pilgrims to Iraq after years, was reopened in a ceremony attended by the Iranian and Iraqi ministers on September 6.

Khosravi border terminal is located in Kermanshah and in zero point between Iran and Iraq. This border terminal is 19km off Qasr Shirin county which is 199 km away from province center.


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