Syria says wheat sold to Iraq still stuck at Hassaka silos

A man buys traditional bread before iftar, the breaking of fast meal, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Al-Medan district in Damascus July 1, 2014. (Reuters)

Syria's state grain body, the General Establishment for Cereal Processing and Trade (Hoboob), said on Monday the 200,000 tonnes of wheat it had sold to Iraqi traders in June was stuck at silos in Hassaka due to the current situation in Iraq.

“We are giving the traders an extra 30 days to execute the deal as due to the situation in Iraq they have been unable to send trucks across the border to get it,” a source at Hoboob told Reuters.

Hoboob had said it sold 100,000 tonnes of soft wheat and 100,000 tonnes of durum wheat to Iraqi private traders from its 2013 crop in June.

The wheat had been sold at 206 euros a tonne, free on trucks. The grain was in the Hassaka region of Syria.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42