Japan temporarily closes embassy in Baghdad

  • 01:30 09 January 2020

Japan temporarily closes embassy in Baghdad

The Japanese Embassy in Baghdad was temporarily closed Wednesday, according to a Japanese Foreign Ministry travel advisory, ONA reports citing CNN.

The advisory says the embassy was closed after an evacuation had been completed.

The alert level was raised to 4 — which means evacuation advisory and no entry — in all areas in Iraq, according to the advisory, but the Japanese consulate in Erbil remains open.

“All Japanese nationals in Iraq are strongly recommended to leave immediately,” the advisory said.

Faig Mahmudov