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The MFA has told about a situation around oil and gas objects in the south of Iraq - RIA Novosti, 9/8/2018


The Iraqi police and protesters near the building of administration of the province Basra in the south of Iraq. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 8 Sep — RIA Novosti. The situation around Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Basra and also around oil and gas objects at which representatives of the Russian companies work is controlled by the Iraqi law enforcement agencies, the Russian Foreign Ministry has reported. © Transition on border with Iran isn't closed by AP Photo/Karim Kadim, have declared Iraqi пограничникиПо to media reports, in the southern Iraqi province Basra mass riots during which ten people have died have renewed in recent days, more than hundred have suffered. Protesters blocked work of Umm-Kasr port and have blocked the highway Baghdad-Basra, have burned several buildings of regional administration and television channels, the headquarters of a number of political parties, and on September 7 – the building of the Iranian consulate. Now the curfew works in the city. "According to information from Consulate General of Russia in Basra, the situation around this roszagranuchrezhdeniye and also around oil and gas objects at which representatives of the Russian companies work is controlled by the Iraqi law enforcement agencies" — the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported. Protest actions are caused by discontent of the population with high unemployment rate and bad condition of social infrastructure. They have amplified after interruptions in supply of electricity and mass poisoning with drinking water that, according to local authorities, has led more than 6 thousand people to hospitalization.

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