22 Jun 2024
Monday 1 June 2020 - 17:10
Story Code : 376931

Georgia closes borders with Iran for unknown reasons

Financial Tribune - After a short uplift following the reopening of border crossings, transit between Iran and Georgia has been suspended again, this time for unknown reasons.

At the outset of the new coronavirus outbreak, almost all neighboring countries, including Georgia, closed their land border crossings with Iran. After two months, theyve gradually ended coronavirus-related border restrictions. However, officials with Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture say Georgia has not allowed Iranian trucks and freight trains toenter its borders since May 28.

Wagonloads of Iranian goods have entered Azerbaijan Republic via Astara and were scheduled to be transferred to Georgia. On May 27, Azeri officials refused entry to Iranian cargos, Rouhollah Latifi, the spokesperson of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, was quoted as saying by the Persian-language daily Shahrvand.
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