Tag Archives | Haj Omran

Iran-Kurdistan Border Crossings Reopen

Iran’s two border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region have resumed their operations following an announcement by the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), the director general of the Interior Ministry’s border affairs department said. Shahriar Heidari said that according to the interior minister, the Parviz Khan border crossing in Iran's Kermanshah province and the Haj Omran […]

Trade Increases after Automation of Border Crossings

By John Lee. Cross-border trade has increased 20 percent in the first three months of this year after authorities installed automatic electronic system in the main border stations in January. The manager of the Kurdistan Region Customs Service told Rudaw: “The automation process has had an immediate and relatively large impact on the overall revenues […]

Influx of Iranian Sex Workers into KRI

By John Lee. Three taxi drivers have reportedly been arrested on charges of transporting a group of Iranian prostitutes into Iraqi Kurdistan. Security forces told BasNews that they arrested the drivers at the Haji Omaran border crossing (pictured), between the Kurdistan Region and Iran. The women are said to be Iranian and Kurdish Iranian. (Source: […]

Iran's Kurdistan Region Exports $416m Commodities to Iraq

By John Lee. The Customs Director of Iran's Kurdistan Province has said that $416-million worth of commodities have been exported to Iraq from this western province since the start of current Iranian year, March 20, 2012. Talking to the Iranian news agency IRNA, Mohammad Shahbazi said this represented an increase of 21 percent compared to […]

Haji Omaran Border Crossing Closes for New Year

An official from the Haji Omaran [Haj Omran, Haj Umran] Customs Office, 147 km northeast of Kurdish capital Erbil, said trade through the Haji Omaran border crossing will be suspended three days from March 21. The gate will, however, be open for the passage of the visitors from both Iran and the Kurdistan Region, Salam […]

Reopening of Sazan Border Crossing Abandoned

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 […]

Kurdistan Imports 400 Generators from Iran

AKnews reports that 400 electrical generators have been imported from Iran. Salam Arab, the director of the customs department at Haji Omaran (pictured) , told AKnews that since the beginning of 2010 some 400 full-size electricity generators have been imported into the Region. He added most electronic equipments are imported from Iran, not Turkey, because […]