Georgian foreign ministry urges citizens not to travel to Iraq

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Tbilisi, Georgia, June 12

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

The Georgian foreign ministry urges citizens not to travel to Iraq amid the recent developments, the Georgian foreign ministry said on June 12.

The Georgian foreign ministry urged citizens, staying in Iraq, to be careful, according to the statement.

"As it is known, the situation has been aggravated in the north-west of the Iraqi province of Nineveh since June 6, 2014," according to a statement. "As a result of a long struggle, the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" terrorist group took control of the city of Mosul, which is the second largest city in Iraq."

At present, the rebels are moving towards Salah ad Din Province. Its citizens are being evacuated.

"Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki urged parliament to announce a state of emergency and give weapons to the population for them to fight with the rebels," according to the statement.

"Georgian citizens can contact the country's embassy in Jordan, which is also accredited in Iraq via a "hotline"."

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