Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Iran/Iraq

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Iran/Iraq

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Iraq Reopens Saudi Crossing After 12 Years

According to the Nov. 1 Gulf News Online, Iraq reopened a border crossing with Saudi Arabia the previous day, allowing people and goods through for the first time since the crossing was closed during the 1990-1991 Gulf war. Witnesses reported seeing 100 Saudi trade officials and businessmen cross into Iraq to attend a 10-day trade fair in Baghdad-the largest such delegation to visit Baghdad since the two former allies broke ties following Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Saudi Arabia asked Iraq to reopen the border in October 2000, and Baghdad gave approval last June, so the reopening is being seen less as an Iraqi attempt to gain last-minute support from its Arab neighbors, and more as a sign of burgeoning good relations between the countries. …

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