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Asia prepares for evacuation of its workers in Iran, Iraq

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Philippines will be evacuated due to the situation in the Middle East
16:50, 6 January 2020

Associated Press

The President of the Philippines ordered the military to evacuate thousands of Philippine workers in Iraq and Iran. They will be evacuated at the vessels and planes as Associated Press reported.

“President Duterte ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines to be prepared to deploy military assets to repatriate overseas Filipinos in the Middle East, particularly from Iran and Iraq, at any moment’s notice,” the message said.

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South Korea also discusses the issue of strengthening the protection of almost 1,900 South Koreans in Iraq and Iran.

On January 5, the Parliament of Iraq voted in favor of a resolution providing for cancellation of agreement with an international coalition led by the United States. The corresponding decision was made at an extraordinary session of parliament.

Suleymani was killed on January 3 on the order of U.S. President Donald Trump, as the missile hit Baghdad international airport. Soon, in a statement, Trump called Suleimani "the number one terrorist in the world."

 

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