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MFA Spokesperson's Comments on Recent Developments in the Middle East

08 January 2020

In response to media queries on the situation in the Middle East, the MFA Spokesperson said:

Singapore is deeply concerned about rising tensions in the Middle East and is monitoring the situation closely. There is an urgent need for all parties to exercise maximum restraint and de-escalate tensions and return to dialogue and diplomacy to resolve their differences.

In view of the volatile security situation, particularly in Iraq and Iran, Singaporeans are strongly advised against travelling to or remaining in these two countries. Singapore has no diplomatic representation in Iraq and Iran which constrains our ability to extend consular assistance in an emergency. Singaporeans intending to travel to or who are already in the Middle East region are also encouraged to eRegister with us, monitor the local news, heed the advice of the local authorities and take the necessary precautions. Singaporeans who need consular assistance can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours) at:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office

Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: +65 6379 8800 / 8855
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SINGAPORE
8 JANUARY 2020



 
Travel Advisory for Iran

In view of the rising tensions in the Middle East, Singaporeans are strongly advised against travelling to or remaining in Iran.

Singapore has no diplomatic representation in Iran which constrains our ability to extend consular assistance in an emergency. Singaporeans who need assistance can contact the MFA Duty Office (24hrs) at:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Telephone: +65 6379 8800 / 8855
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

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