Manama (IraqiNews.com) – Bahrain has warned its citizens against traveling to Iran and Iraq at the present time given the unstable security situation in the region, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
In its statement, the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed the need to take utmost precautions and care in light of “the unstable situation in the region and the recent escalations and threats against security and stability.”
It called upon all citizens in Iran and in Iraq to leave immediately for their safety and security.
The ministry said that those seeking assistance should contact the Bahraini embassy in Baghdad on 009647814256980 and the Bahraini general consulate in Najaf on 009647728672227.
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have sharply increased after Donald Trump’s administration stepped up sanctions pressure on Iran by ending waivers for some countries to purchase Iranian oil.