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An energy war on gas has broken out between Iraq and Iran. Tehran accuses Baghdad of not paying some bills and cuts off supplies. Activists in the neighboring country launch a campaign to boycott Iranian products
A new war, which involves energy, has broken out between Iraq and Iran: the battlefield is the Internet, weapons are social networks and bullets are posts and tweets. Baghdad activists have launched a campaign, which went viral very quickly, to encourage the population to boycott products from the neighboring country. The retaliation is the response to Tehran’s decision to cut gas supplies to Iraq, which has already caused several blackouts and problems for the inhabitants of the central and southern regions. In particular, supplies plummeted from 50 million cubic meters per day to just 8.5 million. As a result, the national electricity system lost around 4,000 megawatts. The formal cause is alleged unpaid bills from Baghdad. In fact, it is believed to be a move to embarrass the West and provide support to Russia, after the sanctions suffered following the invasion of Ukraine.