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UAE issues Iraq travel warning after embassy attack

Published on January 2, 2020 at 01.01

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UAE issued a travel warning for Iraq on Tuesday amid protests in the country. Twajudi, a security arm of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, tweeted the advisory, following an attack by pro-Iranian protesters on the US embassy in Baghdad - Web Report (with inputs from IANS)

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Guards take position outside the US embassy in Baghdad as protestors gather around.

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The statement urged Emiratis in Iraq to take precautionary measure and stay away from protests, reiterating the Iraq travel warning from 2013. 'We recommend the citizens of UAE in Iraq to take caution and stay away from gatherings, reminding that Iraq is one of the countries that is prohibited from traveling. In case of emergency, please contact 009647807144444 or MoFAIC call center on 0097180044444 or register with Twajudi'

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The statement urged Emiratis in Iraq to take precautionary measure and stay away from protests, reiterating the Iraq travel warning from 2013.

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US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the US will deploy 750 troops immediately to the Middle East.

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US security forces inside the embassy.

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A part of the embassy outside the main building on fire.

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US President Donald Trump blamed Iran for orchestrating an attack on the embassy in a Tuesday morning tweet.

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