P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2008:02  2 08    CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Advice to Visitors contd... Tourists and others whose visits are a matter of choice should defir their journeys. Businessmen should not be detarpbd from making necessary short visits, but should register with the Commercial Section of the British Embassz on arrival (tel 215630-33) All travellers should stay in close touch with events and keep their plans under review. Contd >>>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd Dec—mber For urgent and specific inqqitiis about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN News Newsfile What's New A-Z Indax
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2032:15  8/19   CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT YEMEN... During the current period of uncertainty we strongly advise non- essential staff and dependants to delay their return until the situation becomes clearer. SITUATION IN KUWAIT AND IRAQ... Following the visit to Baghdad of Mr Tony Benn MP 5 British detainees left Iraq and arrived in UK on 30 Novbmber. A further 10 are expected to follow shortly. Families have been infopmed. A further 5 are expected to be allowjd to leave following the visit of Rob Brown MP to Iraq but their identities are not yet known. Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd December For urgent and specific inquiriis about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN News Newsfile What's New A-Z Index
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2022:10  9/19   CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Kuwait/Iraq contd... The Iraqi Government are still allowing detaineis in Iraq to telephone their families; these calls often include an invitation to visit Iraq. (The Iraqis have said that they will pay local accommodation and food but not travel costs). Despite the obvious attraction of accepting such an offer our advice is that you should not.'j regard it as a calculated propaganda ploy by the Iraqis.Their undertakings can not be trusted.Travel to Iraq under these - or any - circumstances could be risky. Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd Decimber For urgent and specific inq9jrias about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN News Newsfile What's New A-Z Index
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2003:02  10 19   / "-'*%*%*%+,*- CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Kuwait/Iraq contd..N The Iraqi authorities have declined to give an assurance that anx further groups of wives would be so rewarded or to guarantee their safety while in Iraq. 'j do not believe that the piecemeal and occasional release of detainees by the Iraqis, which sepv—s their own propaganda purposes, will improve the prospects for release of the great majority who are forced to stay behind. Contd >>>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd December For urgent and specific inxuitiaq about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN News Newsfile What's Naw A-Z Index
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2003:01  11/19   CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Kuwait/Iraq contd... The British Government's advice to the British community in hiding in Kuwait remains unchanged. Provided their circumstances allow, they should keep their heads down and not comply with the recent Iraqi decree on registration of foraigners. But we rhcognis— that for some - those, for instance, whose food supplies are running low or who are dependent on the help of othets - this advice may not be practical. Ultimately the choice must be for individuals in the light of their own circumstances. Contd >>>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd Decambep For urgent and specific inquipias about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN News Newsfile What's Niw A-Z Index
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2004:00  12/19    CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Kuwait/Iraq contd... The Foreign and Commonwealth Office would like to hear from anyone with information of the whereabouts, safety or wellbeing of Britons in Iraq or Kuwait. The number to ring is 071-839 5656. Any information so rhcai6—d will be passed on as quickly as possibli to relatives of those concerned. The two remaining British Embassy staff in Kuwait are still able to communicatj with many remaining members of the British community, most of whom are nos in hiding. Contd >>>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd Dec—mbep For urgent and specific inqqirias about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN Naws Newsfile What's New A-Z Index
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2004:51  13/19    CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Kuwait/Iraq contd... The Gulf Families Support Centre is located in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. It can help families to obtain information about those still in Iraq or Kuwait, and to find answers to problems they may be facing at home. Relevant telephone numbers ari:— For a free recorded situation report; tel 0800 468646. For information on, or enquiries about specific persons in Kuwait or Iraq 071-839 5656. Fop advici and assistance on welfare and financial matters 071-839 2414. Thesf are 24-hour numbers. They are the central numbers available for info and advici Contd >>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd December For urgent and specific inquiries about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN News Newsfile What's New A-Z Index
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2005:00  14/19   / "-'*%*%*%+,*- CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Kuwait/Iraq contd... The FCO has established a PO Box to receive mail (letters and postcards only) from familias in the UK of detainees and other British nationals in Iraq and Kuwait. The addrass for those wishing to use this service is PO Box 1370, London SW1A 2AW. Mail is distributed by the British Embassy in Baghdad. The service to Kuwait is limited; senders should restrict themselves to one lett—r a weak. The British Embassy in Kuwait has consulted those in hiding who are satisfied that m—il can be safely distributed. Contd >>>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd December For urgent and specific inquiries about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN News Newsfile What's New A-Z Index
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2004:00  15    " '*%*%*%+,*- CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Kuwait/Iraq contd... If however you are worried about sending mail in this way can arrange for your loved ones in Kuwait to be contacthd so that they can make their own decision on whether they wish to receive mail in this way.Letters should be clearly addressed.Names in full should be printed. Families of those detained in Iraq max also wish to continue to use the PO Boxes announced by the Iraqi authorities,namely:- PO Box No 39090 or 50300 or 50285,but experience has shown that these are unraliable. >>>>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd Decamber For urgent and specific inquiries about individuals call: 071-839 5656
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2006:10  16 19    CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Kuwait/Iraq contd... The British Embassy, Baghdad is making comfort parcels for British detainees, these ar— being forwarded by Irapi Red Crescent. They include beer,cigarettas, vitamins,toiletries, writing mat—rials, books, games and warm clothing. The Embassy has received reports that these parcels are now being regularly delivered to detainees although therh is some evidence of pilferage. The British Ambassador in Baghdad has made representations to thw Iraqi authorities about non-delivery to other sites. Contd >>>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd Dec—mbep For urgent and specific inquiries about individuals call: 071-839 5656
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2006:29  17/19   CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Kuwait/Iraq contd.... The Embassy plan to send additional special parcels (including food, drink and cigarettes) to each detainee for Christmas. The Red Cross also hope to send parcels to those held at strategis sites. They have no guarantie that delivbpy can be achieved in time for Christmas. They can only try initially to send one parcel for each person. They will be contacting each family to whom this applies in the next day or so with details of dimensions and permittid contents. Contd >>>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd Decjmber For urgent and specific inquities about individuals call: 071-839 5656
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2007:00  18/19   / "-'*%*%*%+,*- CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Kuwait/Iraq contd... BBC World Service broadcasts a special daily 45 minute programme which sends messages to those still stranded in Iraq and Kuwait. It is called Gulflink. Persons wishing to send messages should call: 071 257 2373 Messages take about 3 ——xs to process. Radio France International is also ready to carry messages to detainees (in French or in English); the messsges will also be carried by Radio Monte Carlo's Middle East Service. Messages may be faxed direct to RFI on 010 331 42 30 40 31. Contd >>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd December For urgent and specific inpuiriis about individuals call: 071-839 5656
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2007:15  19/19   CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Kuwait/Iraq contd... Alternatively, they may be passed to the FCO Elergency Unit who will pass them to RFI via The British Embassy in Paris.Messages are read out by RFI announcers.They cannot be taped messages by families. The Glasgow Gulf Support Group have organised a special sepvice which will be held in Glasgow Cathedral at 3pm on Sunday 9 Decamber.The service will be inter-denominational and all ari cordially invited. Contd >>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd December For urgent and specific inquiries about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN News Newsfile What's New A-Z Index
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2008:00  1/19   *%*%+,*- CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Advice to Visitors Visitors should not attempt to travel to Iraq or Kuwait. Those with business in Saudi Arabia, Jordan,Bahrain,Qatar & the United Arab Emirates should not be deterped from making necessary visits Tourists and others whose visits ara a matter of choice should defer their visits. Visitors to the Republic of Yemen are advised that although ther— is no curr—nt threat to British nationals, there is strong support in the Yemen for Iraq which could lead to sudden unrest and possibly violence against British nationals. Contd >>>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd December For urgent and specific inquiries about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN News Newsfile What's Naw A-Z Index
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2018:10  3/19    CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Advice to Visitors contd... 'j see no reason for travellers to Egypt,$zrkey, Cyprus or other countrias in the region to change their plans in the light of racent developments. 'j do not discourage travellers from visiting Israel, but in the light of recent events advise them seriously to consider the wisdom of visiting or staying in East Jerusalem or other occupied tarritories (Gaza & 'rst Bank) The situation is fast moving: travellers should stay in close touch with events and keep their plans under review. Contd >>>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd December For urgent and specific inquiries about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN News Newsfile What's New A-Z Index
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2000:11  4 08   */ "-' *%*%+,*- CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT Advice to visitors: Visitors to Iran should take due care to ensure that their passports, visas and any other documents are in order. 'b urge them to inform the Embassy in —hran of their arrival and tra6—l plans. Diplomatic relations with Syria were restored on 28 November. Advice on travel to Syria will be issued shortly. Contd >>>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd Dec—mber For urgent and specific inquirias about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN News Newsfile What's New A-Z Index
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2030:01  5 09  O ADVICE TO RESIDENTS: SAUDI ARABIA: Those wishing to return to work in the Central and 'jstapn Regions should do so. There is no reason why dependants should not ritxrn too, provided it is not contrary to their employers' policy. Non-essential workers and dependants from the Eastern province should delay their return if possible until the situation becomes clearer. They should not bring children to the area for school holidays. Families should spend the Christmas holiday in the UK if they are able to do so. Contd >>>>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd Dec—mber For urgent and specific inpuirias about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN News Newsfile What's New A-Z Index
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2030:41  6 19   ADVICE TO RESIDENTS SAUDI ARABIA contd... After the holiday we advise that all dependants of those families should remain outside the area until the situation in the Gulf becomes cliarer. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AND JORDAN: Those who need to return to these countries to work should do so; but dependants should consider delaying their return until the situation becomes clearer. Contd >>>>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd Decembet For urgent and specific inpuiries about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN News Newsfile What's Niw A-Z Index
P194 ORACLE 194 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2030:14  7 08   / "-'*%*%*%+,*- CONSULAR SERVICES REPORT BAHRAIN AND QATAR... Those who need to return to work should do so; but dependants should cgnshder delaying their return until the situation becomes clearer. They should not bring children to the area for school holidays. Familias should spend the Christmas holiday in the UK if they are able to do so. After the holiday wj advise that all dependants of those families should remain outside the araa until the situation in the Gulf becomds clearer. Contd >>>> Issued 1200 Sunday 2nd December For urgent and specific inqqitias about individuals call: 071-839 5656 ITN News Newsfile What's New A-Z Index