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Kuwaiti embassy advises its citizens against traveling to Iraq

Iraqi security forces fire tear gas while anti-government protesters try to break into the provincial council building during a demonstration in Basra, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. After a week of violence in the capital and the country’s southern provinces, a government-appointed inquiry into the protests determined that security forces had used excessive force. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

BAGHDAD, Oct 25 (KUNA) — The State of Kuwait’s embassy in Baghdad advised Kuwaiti nationals against traveling to Iraq, calling on those currently in the country to return home and avoid getting mingled in ongoing protests there.

In a press release obtained by KUNA, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Iraq Salem Al-Zamanan said that Kuwaiti citizens should not travel to Iraq in the current moment to avoid protests occurring in various Iraqi cities.
Kuwaitis should return from Iraq and take extra precautions if they are in Iraq, steering away from points of gatherings and protests, said Ambassador Al-Zamanan.

He called on his compatriots to contact the Kuwaiti embassy on the 07802604123-hotline in case of emergency.
Southern and central Iraqi cities are witnessing waves of anti-government protests

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