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Iraq`s electricity network to join those of neighbors

Ilam, Aug 28, IRNA -- Rotating Head of the Interim Iraqi Governing Council Ibrahim al-Jafari said on Wednesday, "In order to provide electricity for Iraqi cities, they will be connected to neighboring untries` electricity networks."

Quoting al-Jafari on the matter, Iraq`s News TV (INTV) added, Iraq`s electrical facilities and network will not be mended in a matter of days, and that is why we need to buy electrical power from Iraq`s neighbors."

Radio Free Iraq had earlier predicted that Iran`s western provinces, such as Ilam and Kermanshah might be selling electrical power to their neighboring Iraqi provinces within the upcoming months. Turning to territorial disputes, al-Jafari said, "Solving Iraq`s territorial disputes with its neighbors need to be done amid favorable conditions."

Regarding the frequenting of other countries` nationals, including the Iranians to Iraq, and surveying about their health at Iraqi borders, he said, "Iraq`s Health Ministry has so far not reported the spread of any catchy disease, including cholera, among the Iraqis, or the foreigners visiting Iraqi cities."

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