(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

The National Security Council Counter-Terrorism HQ has today (Wednesday), 15 June 2005, issued the following statement:

“In light of the intensification of terrorism threats in Uzbekistan, there is a threat to Israelis in that country.  It is recommended that Israeli citizens postpone unessential travel to Uzbekistan in general and avoid the capital Tashkent (especially those locations in it that are frequented by Western visitors) in particular.”

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On 28 June 2005 the National Security Council Counter-Terrorism HQ  announced that these threats are no longer cogent and there is now no concrete terrorist threat against Israelis in Uzbekistan.  The aforementioned travel warning has therefore been canceled.