Halabja’s deputy mayor said Iran has rejected reopening the Sazan border crossing, located near Halabja in Sulaimaniya province.
In a statement to AKnews on Sunday, the deputy mayor, Goran Adham, quoted the Iranian consul to Sulaimaniya as saying that an Iranian committee visited the crossing and voiced their reluctance to open the gate again.
All efforts at re-opening the crossing have failed because the committee has informed its unwillingness to the Iranian leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinezhad, the consul had told Adham.
The Kurdish officials repeatedly demanded Iran to recommence trade through Sazan in the interest of both Kurdish and Iranian sides.
Bashmakh, Haji Omaran, and Qasre Shirin are the three official crossings on Iranian-Kurdistan Region border which operate daily.