An Iraqi Shia cleric waves an Iranian flag during a protest against the torching of the Iranian Consulate in Basra, on September 15. (AFP)

October 7, 2019

Iran has canceled entry visas to Iraqis for two months starting from October 24, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

The Iranian army said Sunday that it deployed protection surveillance systems on its western borders with Iraq, according to a report by the semi-official Mehr news agency.

The move comes as protests have caused unrest in Iraq. At least 104 people have been killed and more than 6,000 have been wounded in the last week, according to Iraq’s Interior Ministry spokesman Major General Saad Maan.

Al Arabiya

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