Bulgaria Prepares for Possible Evacuation Amid Escalating Israel-Iran Tensions

Politics | April 19, 2024, Friday // 09:00
Bulgaria: Bulgaria Prepares for Possible Evacuation Amid Escalating Israel-Iran Tensions Photo: Stella Ivanova

Amid escalating tensions between Israel and Iran, the Bulgarian government is closely monitoring the situation and stands prepared for the potential evacuation of Bulgarian citizens, announced the Council of Ministers.

According to government sources, the Bulgarian Prime Minister and relevant departments are in coordination, ensuring vigilance and readiness to respond to any developments in the Middle East. However, authorities emphasize that there is currently no direct military threat to Bulgaria.

The latest turmoil erupted on Friday when Israel reportedly conducted strikes against Iran. Initially believed to be missile attacks, it was later clarified by US officials that drones were involved in the operation, as reported by the BBC.

Notably, an explosion was heard northwest of Isfahan, Iran's third-largest city. Isfahan province hosts critical military installations, including an air force base and a missile manufacturing complex. While part of Iran's nuclear program is situated in the region, reports assure that nuclear sites remained unaffected, with no associated danger.

In response to the attack on its diplomatic mission in Damascus, Iran retaliated on Saturday night by launching drones and missiles towards Israel.

As tensions escalate in the Middle East, Bulgaria remains vigilant, ensuring the safety and security of its citizens amidst the evolving situation.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Politics » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Bulgaria, evacuation, Israel, Iran

Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria