By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Iraq’s religious tourism suffers from US sanctions on Iran
US economic*sanctions on Iran are stemming the flow of religious tourists to neighboring*Iraq, even as the Muslim holy month of Muharram*has already begun on Sept. 11.*Also approaching is Ashura, the*Shiite*commemoration of the death of Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, on Sept.*20.
Officials say the*number of Iranian religious tourists traveling to Iraq has fallen significantly*because of the penalties against Tehran,*which Washington reinstated Aug. 7.
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Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com.

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