Jakarta: Indonesian citizens in Iraq, Iran and surrounding countries are asked to continue to increase vigilance. This is related to the increasing tension in the region after the death of general Qassem Soleimani at the hands of the United States.
Tensions intensified after Iran launched dozens of rockets that hit two US military bases in Ain al-Asad and Erbil, Iraq, today, Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
In an official statement on the website of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, all Indonesian citizens in Iraq, Iran and surrounding countries are also advised to follow information and directions from local authorities regarding security.
"Indonesian citizens are also encouraged to continue to maintain communication with the nearest Indonesian Representative. Immediately contact the local / nearest Indonesian Representative if you need information and assistance," said a statement from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"To anticipate the possibility of escalation and its impact on Indonesian citizens, a contingency revision has been prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with Indonesian Representatives in the region," the statement continued.
The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also reactivated the crisis center number +62 812-9007-0027. As for the hotline, Indonesian citizens in the Middle East can contact the following numbers:
Indonesian Embassy in Baghdad: +964 780 6610 920 / + 9647500365228
KBRI Tehran: +989120542167
Indonesian Embassy in Kuwait City: + 965-9720 6060
Indonesian Embassy in Manama: + 973-3879 1650
Indonesian Embassy in Doha: + 974-33322875
Indonesian Embassy in Abu Dhabi: + 971-566-156259
Indonesian Embassy in Amman: +962 7 7915 0407
Indonesian Embassy in Damascus: +963 954 444 810
Indonesian Embassy in Beirut: +961 5 924 676
Indonesian Embassy in Muscat: +968 9600 0210
Indonesian Embassy in Riyadh: +966 56 917 3990
KJRI Dubai: + 971-56-3322611 / + 971-56-4170333
KJRI Jeddah: + 966-50360 9667