Basra port operations halted by protesters

Basra port operations halted by protesters, Iraq officials say

Disruption of flow of food shipments through Umm Qasr could cause financial damage across Iraq, port authorities warn.

Operations were at a near standstill at Iraq‘s Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra on Wednesday after protesters blocked its entrance.

Umm Qasr receives imports of grain, vegetable oils and sugar shipments that feed a country largely dependent on imported food.

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Source: aljazeera.com

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