Apr 02, 2020 16:17 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jun 02, 2020 21:31 Asia/Tehran]
  • Sarakhs Railway border temporarily closed
    Sarakhs Railway border temporarily closed

Tehran (IP)- Deputy Governor-General of Khorasan Razavi for Coordination of Economic Affairs said that the Sarakhs Railway border between Iran and Turkmenistan in northern Khorasan Razavi was temporarily closed.

Iran PressIran News: Ali Rasulian told reporters on Thursday 2 April that the move was carried out by Turkmenistan's government to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

According to Rasulian, the Turkmen government has informed Iran's ambassador to Turkmenistan Gholamabbas Arbab-Khales by phone that has closed the border; meanwhile, Iran's ambassador is currently taking action and also meeting with Turkmen officials in that regard.

Deputy Governor-General of Khorasan Razavi for Coordination of Economic Affairs said, part of the province exports to Central Asian countries by railway.

Sarakhs is about 185 kilometers east of Mashhad and ends to Turkmenistan from the north and the east.

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