Jump to content

State Department Issues Travel Warning to Iraq, Also Advises US Citizens to Get Out of the Region

Rate this song


Recommended Posts

The State Department issued a security alert early Friday morning urging Americans in Iraq to leave the country immediately.

The warning comes hours after Iran promised “harsh retaliation” against the United States for an airstrike that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani at the Baghdad International Airport.

“Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, we urge U.S. citizens to depart Iraq immediately,” the State Department said in the alert.

“US citizens should depart via airline while possible, and failing that, to other countries via land. Due to Iranian-backed militia attacks at the U.S. E

Iran’s leadership has vowed to take revenge, and the country has multiple unconventional ways to do so, ranging from cyber attacks on US networks to assaults on US forces in the Gulf region.

The US strike on Soleimani came days after protesters angered by US airstrikes hurled stones and demonstrated outside the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, to which US forces responded by firing tear gas.

Many US allies are also warning that the Soleimani strike will risk the world going to war.

“We are waking up in a more dangerous world,” France’s deputy minister of foreign affairs told the local RTL radio on Friday morning, according to the Associated Press.

The post State Department Issues Travel Warning to Iraq, Also Advises US Citizens to Get Out of the Region appeared first on The Source.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Leave feedback

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Leave feedback...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...