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France urges no journey to Iran, Lebanon, Israel and Palestinian territories

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French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne
| Photo Credit: AFP

France on April 12 warned its residents to “imperatively refrain from travel in the coming days to Iran, Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories”, the international minister’s entourage advised AFP.

Iran has threatened reprisals in opposition to Israel over a strike on the Iranian consulate in Syria on April 1 that killed seven Revolutionary Guards together with two generals, sparking fears of an escalation of violence within the Middle East.

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France’s Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne at a disaster assembly additionally requested that relations of French diplomats in Iran be evacuated, and no French civil servants be despatched on missions to the listed nations.

Israel has bombarded the Gaza Strip since an unprecedented assault by Palestinian militant group Hamas in opposition to Israel on October 7. It has additionally stepped up strikes in opposition to Iranian personnel and allies in Syria and Lebanon.

Israel has traded near-daily cross-border hearth with Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah because the begin of the most recent Gaza battle.

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