Government of different countries have reacted to the early morning Missiles strike at U.S. bases in Iraq by Iran. These were contained in Tweets and official statements by heads of Government and foreign affairs departments.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday that his “government will coordinate with the related governments to collect intelligence while we ensure the safety of Japanese citizens in the region. “Japan will also urge all related nations to do their utmost diplomatic effort to improve the relations,” he added.
The Philippines government has orders its citizens working in Iraq to evacuate immediately. A tweet by Philippine’s Foreign Department says “In view of the escalating events in Iraq, the DFA has raised the alert level in the whole of Iraq to level 4. The Philippine Embassy in Baghdad has been tasked to effect the mandatory evacuation of Filipinos estimated to be around 1,640 in that country.”
In view of the escalating events in Iraq, the DFA has raised the alert level in the whole of Iraq to level 4. The Philippine Embassy in Baghdad has been tasked to effect the mandatory evacuation of Filipinos estimated to be around 1,640 in that country.— DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) January 8, 2020
Pakistan urges citizens planning to visit Iraq to exercise “maximum caution”. “In view of recent developments and the prevailing security situation in the region, Pakistani nationals are advised to exercise maximum caution while planning visit to Iraq at this point,” says a statement released by Government.
Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters said New Zealand’s base in Iraq has not been hit by Iranian missiles fired at bases housing United States troops. He also said the security situation is being closely watched.
The Danish Armed forces have confirmed that none of their 130 soldiers at the Ain Assad airbase were killed.
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has condemned the Iranian missile attack. “We condemn this attack on Iraqi military bases hosting Coalition — including British — forces, we urge Iran not to repeat these reckless and dangerous attacks, and instead to pursue urgent de-escalation.”
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in an official released said his country is monitoring the development and the national security council will be meeting to review and decide necessary action.