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Iran delivers its first shipment of kerosene to Iraq

Iran's first shipment of kerosene headed from the southwestern port of Abadan for Umm Qasr in southern Iraq on Thursday, the head of the city's Ports and Shipping Office said, IRNA reported.

The consignment, including 3,000 tons of the oil product, was taken by the Panama-registered tanker C Angel from a jetty near Abadan refinery, Hedayatollah Fez-Mahdavi said.

He said the shipment followed an agreement reached between the two neighboring countries' officials to meet part of the Iraqi people's fuel demands from Iran.

Iran opened its Shalamcheh border with Iraq six months ago and since then it has exported 140,000 tons of non-oil products.

The two countries have moved to warm up their ties since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, which imposed a destructive war against the Islamic Republic in 1980, lasting for eight years.

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