The Foreign Ministry announces the release of 11 Iraqis detained in Lebanon

Baghdad, The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, today, Tuesday, the release of 11 Iraqis who were detained in Lebanon.

The Ministry stated in a statement, ‘The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Beirut released 11 Iraqi citizens after they were detained by the Lebanese security authorities for traveling through Rafik Hariri Airport in Beirut to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Saudi authorities were unable to enter them and return them to Beirut Airport on 2024/ 5/11″.

It added that “the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Lebanon communicated with the relevant security and judicial agencies, and was able to release all the detainees, in addition to communicating throughout the past two days with the families of the detainees and visiting them continuously to determine their needs,” noting that “the embassy transferred the detainees after the release to the hotel and their conditions were followed up.’

It continued, “Our embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is following up on completing othe
r procedures until the file is finally closed and they are returned to Iraq.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency