The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Beirut released eleven Iraqi citizens, after they were detained by the Lebanese security authorities for traveling through Rafic Hariri Airport in Beirut, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Saudi authorities were unable to allow them to enter, and returned them to Beirut Airport on May 11, 2024.

On its side, the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Lebanon communicated with the relevant security and judicial agencies, and was able to release all the detainees, in addition to communicating over the past two days with the families of the detainees and visiting them continuously to determine their needs.

As well as the Embassy transferred the detainees after their release to the hotel and followed up on their conditions, and the Iraqi embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is following on the completion of other procedures until the file is finally closed and they are returned to Iraq.

Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Iraq

May 13, 2024