Iran is to finance and build a railway line between its port city of Shalamcheh to Basra in neighbouring Iraq – but it plans to make the Iraqis pay a reported 2,200bn Iranian rials bill later.
State-owned Islamic Republic of Iran Railways’ deputy head Mazyar Yazdani said on Monday that president Hassan Rouhani had ordered for construction to start on the line, which will eventually create a trade link with Syria.
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