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2020.01.08 15:56

Lithuanian Foreign Ministry advises against travel to Iran

BNS2020.01.08 15:56

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday advised Lithuanian citizens against traveling to Iran.

According to the ministry, the killing of Soleimani "has increased tensions in Iran and across the region" and "strengthened anti-western sentiment in Iran".

The Foreign Ministry had previously advised citizens not to go to certain parts of Iran. It updated its recommendation after Iran launched missile strikes on two Iraqi military bases housing US-led troops on Wednesday in retaliation for the US killing killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last week.

Read more:Lithuanian troops left Iraq base seven hours before attack

On Monday, the Foreign Ministry advised Lithuanian citizens against traveling to Iraq.

There are currently around 50 Lithuanian citizens in Iraq and Iran, according to the ministry.

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