Netherlands issues warning on Iran travel

20th June 2009, Comments 0 comments

The Netherlands on Friday warned travellers to Iran of a possible "increase in unrest" following remarks by the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

The Hague - The Netherlands on Friday warned travellers to Iran of a possible "increase in unrest" following remarks by the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

"Utmost care is advised," the foreign ministry said in an updated travel advisory on its website -- warning of increased political tension between Iran and the West.

"An increase in unrest is not excluded following the statements of the supreme leader in Friday's sermon," said the statement.

It also warned travellers and Dutch citizens resident in Iran to avoid demonstrations and riots, and not to take photographs of public protests.

"The Iranian authorities are said to be actively looking for people who take or possess such images."

Making his first public appearance after daily demonstrations against the results, Khamenei Friday ruled out major fraud in last week's disputed elections and warned that defeated candidates would be held to account over any renewed violence on the streets.

AFP / Expatica

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