KSA Sends Fuel To Basra to Ease 'Electricity Crisis' as Iraqi Protests Continue

Published July 29th, 2018 - 08:59 GMT
Iraqi protestors burn tyres during a gathering northwest of the southern city Basra on July 26, 2018, during a demonstration against unemployment and a lack of basic services.  (Haidar MOHAMMED ALI / AFP)
Iraqi protestors burn tyres during a gathering northwest of the southern city Basra on July 26, 2018, during a demonstration against unemployment and a lack of basic services. (Haidar MOHAMMED ALI / AFP)

Saudi Arabia will ship fuel to city of Basra to help Iraq through its electricity crisis and to keep its suspended power lines in operation, according to reports on Saudi Arabian state TV.

Al-Ekhabriya reports said Saudi Arabia is shipping the fuel to ease the electricity crisis in the country which has resulted in power shortages in parts of Iraq.

Talks between Iraq and Saudi Arabia have led to “positive results” in collaborating in the fields of fuel and energy.

The report said large amounts of fuel will be transported to Iraq from the port of Dammam in Saudi Arabia, and fuel will also be transported to the Al-Qasr port in Basra in the coming days.

Power cuts started last week across Iraq after Iran cut electricity and fuel supplies to the country over payment disputes.
Protests continue across the country as a result of the electricity crisis.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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