US warns citizens on Iraq travel

April 7, 2014 11:49 am

The US embassy in Iraq has issued a warning for US citizens against “all but essential travel to Iraq,” Voice of America has reported. The embassy issued the travel warning yesterday, citing “ongoing security concerns in Iraq, including kidnapping and terrorist violence.” The warning said US citizens who choose to travel in Iraq should be aware that Iraqi authorities have arrested or detained US citizens whose travel purpose was not readily apparent. It said people have been detained for taking photographs of buildings, monuments and other sites.