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UK, US tell nationals to leave Kuwait

[JURIST] The British Embassy in Kuwait [official website] Monday issued "unequivocal advice to leave while commercial flights continue." The Embassy's latest warden notice to UK nationals in Kuwait continues: "people should go now: a decision to stay is entirely and solely the responsibility of the individual concerned...the travel advice notes that attacks from Iraq and from terrorists could involve chemical and biological weapons...the sensible response to a CBW threat is not to be there in the first place – this is why taking account of FCO travel advice is so important."

The US State Department issued a similar travel warning for Kuwait Sunday, advising Americans to avoid gong there and advising American now there to leave: "Please note that although commercial air service is currently available, there remains the possibility of commercial flight disruptions should there be military action in Iraq. In the event of military action in Iraq, there is a risk that Iraq or terrorist organizations may use chemical and/or biological materials which could affect the region." Read the full US travel warning.

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