Iran resumes power supply to Iraq

Iran has resumed supplying electricity to Iraq and other neighbouring countries.

Iran's Deputy Energy Minister Mahmoudreza Haghifam said on Tuesday, that Iran now exporting 200 to 250 megawatts of electricity to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Tehran stopped supplying electricity to Iraq in July due to unpaid bills, and a rise in Iranian consumption during the summer. The power shortage in Iraq sparked protests in Basra and other cities, as people blamed what they called an inept and corrupt Iraqi government. A number of protests have also broken out in Iran in recent months over regular power cuts and water shortages.

The Iranian government said a seasonal drought has dried out rivers, reducing hydro power production from dams.

Source: VOV5