US sanctions prevent Iranians from marking Ashoura in Iraq

Economic impact of sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme has made the Shia pilgrimage journey too expensive.

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    US sanctions have made it too expensive for Iranian Shia Muslims to travel to Iraq to mark Ashoura.

    Ashoura is a day of remembrance, commemorating the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports from Baghdad.


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