South Korea’s overseas trade association advised companies Monday not to try to work in Iraq for now, as the bodies of two Korean electricians killed in an ambush Nov. 30 near Tikrit were returned home for burial. Omu Electric Co., the South Korean firm that employed the slain workers, also said Monday that it was withdrawing its remaining 60 employees from Iraq. “Please don’t make visits here for the time being,” Kim Kyu Shik, the Baghdad director of the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency, told South Korea’s semiofficial Yonhap news agency in an open warning. “You don’t need to risk your life at this critical point.” Full Story
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