France, India, Russia, UK release cautionary travel advisories amidst escalating Israel-Iran tensions | Conflict Updates

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As Tehran vows to retaliate against Israel for the deadly attack on an Iranian consulate in Syria, several countries have issued warnings to their citizens. France, India, Russia, and the United Kingdom have all advised against travel to Israel, the Palestinian territories, and the wider region due to threats of an Iranian response to the consulate attack.

Following the April 1 strike in Damascus that killed seven IRGC members, including two generals, Iran has threatened reprisals against Israel, raising concerns about escalating violence in the Middle East. The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs has urged its citizens to avoid travel to Iran, Lebanon, Israel, and the Palestinian territories.

The UK has advised against non-essential travel to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, citing the potential for an Iranian attack on Israeli soil. Russia has also cautioned its citizens against traveling to the region, highlighting security risks in Israel, Lebanon, and the Palestinian territories.

India has urged its citizens to refrain from visiting Iran and Israel until further notice, emphasizing the prevailing situation in the region. The US has restricted personal travel for its employees in Israel and is closely monitoring the situation, with top military officials in Israel for talks on security threats.

Israel has increased its alertness level amid reports of potential Iranian attacks, with preparations in place to defend against any threats. The country has also been involved in ongoing conflicts in Gaza, Syria, and Lebanon, heightening tensions in the region.

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