Sweden moves Iraq embassy functions, staff to Stockholm: Ministry

AFP , Friday 21 Jul 2023

Sweden announced Friday that the staff and operations of its embassy in Iraq had been relocated to Stockholm, citing security concerns after protesters stormed the embassy in a pre-dawn raid this week.

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Protesters scale a wall at the Swedish embassy in Baghdad, on July 20, 2023. AP

 

"The embassy's operations and its expatriate staff have been temporarily relocated to Stockholm for security reasons," the foreign ministry told AFP, after hundreds of Iraqis stormed the embassy in Baghdad after Sweden permitted a protest in which a Koran was damaged.

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