Iran issues advisory against traveling to Libya

2013-02-13 07:37:30 GMT2013-02-13 15:37:30(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry advised the citizens not to travel to Libya until further notice in light of heightened threat of terror attacks in that country, Press TV reported on Wednesday.

The ministry said that the travel advisory has come into effect and will stay in force until the security situation in the North African country improves, according to Press TV.

The advisory was issued in response to an alert sent by Libyan officials to diplomats at the Iranian embassy in Tripoli. The Libyan government informed the Iranian diplomats of the volatile security situation in Libya and the potential violence against foreign nationals and diplomatic compounds.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry expressed hope that the situation in Libya will improve and security will be restored soon.

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