By John Lee.
Newly-appointed prime minister Haidar al-Abadi has called for an end to the boycott by a number of governorates of products from neighbouring countries, including Saudi Arabia.
He urged those provinces to instead develop their economies through regional cooperation, particularly with neighbouring states.
A number of provincial councils, including Baghdad, Basra and Najaf, had taken a decision to boycott products from Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar and gave merchants a month to get rid of the products without affecting the sale of basic commodities.
Meanwhile, a number of other governorates called for boycotting Iranian products, in protest of Tehran’s meddling in Iraqi affairs.
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