By John Lee.
Informed sources in Basra claim that the provincial government intends to open a border crossing with Saudi Arabia with the aim of increasing exports.
Both NINA news agency and Aswat al-Iraq report that the crossing will be in the Ouja al-Batin area, northwest of Basra.
The crossing is expected to be opened later this year.
(Sources: NINA,Aswat al-Iraq)