Foreign Ministry Statement on Situation in Tajikistan

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
December 24, 1997

The internal situation in Tajikistan has recently deteriorated in a dangerous fashion, as has been evidenced in the recent terrorist actions carried out by local elements against foreign nationals.

This tense situation has motivated many Western states and international organizations to evacuate their citizens or employees from this country, or to significantly curtail their activities there.

The Israel Foreign Ministry recommends that all its citizens operating within Tajikistan show heightened caution, and refrain from remaining in Tajikistan, following the release of this communique.

The Israel Foreign Ministry has directed its representatives in the area to relay the contents of this communique to all Israelis with whom they are in contact.