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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