By Patrick Schmidt.
After a meeting between Iraqi and Iranian officials, an agreement has been reached to connect the two countries’ rail systems.
The project calls for Iraq to lay 32 kilometers of track to the city of Basra from the Iranian border.
Iranian officials claim that the link would allow Iraqis access to Central Asia and Russia via Iran.
The project would also make travel easier for Iranians who wish to visit holy shrines in Iraq.
(Sources: Zawya, NINA)