Amidst high tension situation in the middle east after the heated equation between the U.S. and Iran, the Indian government has issued advisory for its citizens residing in Iraq and those who are planning to visit the country.
In a tweet, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) wrote, “In view of the prevailing situation in Iraq, Indian nationals are advised to avoid all non-essential travel to Iraq until further notification. Indian nationals residing in Iraq are advised to be alert and may avoid travel within Iraq”.
MEA also assured Indians in the country that the consulate and embassy are working as usual. The tweet read, “Our Embassy in Baghdad and Consulate in Erbil will continue to function normally to provide all services to Indians residing in Iraq”.
The situation in Iraq is brewing after Iran fired a dozen missiles on Iraqi base that was housing US troops. Iran’s action came in response to the killing of its military general Qasem Soleimani in the U.S.air strike in Iraq.
President Donal Trump tweeted and assured that everything was ok and assessment of casualties was going on. Earlier Iran announced USD 80 Million bounty for one who will bring the head of U.S President.