US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Baghdad and Arbil as tensions with Iran rise

//US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Baghdad and Arbil as tensions with Iran rise

US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Baghdad and Arbil as tensions with Iran rise

The US State Department on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, as tensions mount between the United States and Iraq’s neighbour Iran.Washington has ramped up pressure on Tehran in recent days, accusing Iran of planning “imminent” attacks in the region, and bolstering the American military presence in the Gulf.“Numerous terrorist and insurgent groups are active in Iraq and regularly attack both Iraqi security forces and civilians,” a…

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