Dutch Missions in Iran and Iraq Set to Shut Down this Sunday

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Dutch missions in Iran, Iraq to be closed on Sunday

The Dutch Foreign Ministry said Saturday that its embassy in Tehran, Iran as well as its consulate-general in Erbil, Iraq will be closed to the public on Sunday, reported Xinhua.

The decision was made as a precaution due to the rising tensions between Iran and Israel, said the ministry in a statement.

On Sunday the ministry will decide whether to open the consular desks on Monday, it said.

The statement explained that all Dutch diplomatic missions in the region are closed to the public on Saturdays. The missions in Tehran and Erbil would normally be open to the public on Sunday, which is the first day of the working week in countries in the region.

Meanwhile, Dutch flag carrier KLM said in a statement on Saturday that it will immediately stop flying over Iran, and Israel, except for flights to Tel Aviv.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

13 Comments
  1. Emily1979 says

    It’s understandable that the Dutch government is taking precautions given the escalating tensions. Safety should always come first, and it’s wise to close the diplomatic missions until the situation stabilizes. Let’s hope for peaceful resolutions to the conflicts in the region.

  2. JennySmith123 says

    Will the Dutch missions in Iran and Iraq remain closed after Sunday as well? Are there any alternative arrangements being made for urgent consular matters?

    1. SamWilson89 says

      It is likely that the Dutch missions in Iran and Iraq will remain closed until further notice. Alternative arrangements for urgent consular matters are being considered and will be communicated once finalized.

  3. EmilyMae95 says

    I think it’s a wise decision for the Dutch missions to close in Iran and Iraq amid escalating tensions. Safety should always come first.

  4. EmilySmith88 says

    I believe it is a wise decision by the Dutch Foreign Ministry to close their missions in Iran and Iraq due to the escalating tensions. Safety should always be the top priority for both the staff and the public.

  5. EmmaSmith99 says

    As tensions escalate between Iran and Israel, it’s a wise move for the Dutch government to close their missions in Tehran and Erbil. Safety should always be the top priority in such situations.

  6. Jessica_Smith92 says

    Will the closure of Dutch missions in Iran and Iraq impact the citizens living there? How will they receive consular assistance during this time?

    1. JohnDoe78 says

      Hi Jessica_Smith92, the Dutch Foreign Ministry has assured that alternative arrangements for consular assistance will be made during the closure of the missions in Iran and Iraq. Citizens will be able to contact nearby embassies or consulates of other countries for assistance in case of emergencies.

  7. EmilySmith84 says

    It’s definitely a wise move by the Dutch Foreign Ministry to close their missions in Iran and Iraq amidst the escalating tensions. Safety should always come first in such delicate situations.

  8. EmilyS says

    I think it’s a wise decision to close the Dutch missions in Iran and Iraq considering the escalating tensions. Safety should always come first.

  9. EmilyJohnson says

    It’s a wise decision by the Dutch Foreign Ministry to close the embassy and consulate-general amidst the tensions between Iran and Israel. Safety should always come first.

  10. EmilySmith86 says

    I personally believe that it is a wise decision to close the Dutch diplomatic missions in Iran and Iraq given the escalating tensions in the region. Safety should always be the top priority in such situations.

  11. EmilyJohnson93 says

    It’s concerning that the Dutch missions in Iran and Iraq are shutting down due to the rising tensions. Safety should always come first, but I hope this situation can be resolved peacefully.

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