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Title: US orders embassy staff to leave Iraq immediately
Post by: Chosen Daughter on May 16, 2019, 12:01:47 AM
US orders embassy staff to leave Iraq immediately
The statement recommends those affected "depart by commercial transportation as soon as possible".

 
Wednesday 15 May 2019 12:55, UK

Why you can trust Sky News
The US has ordered all non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq immediately.
The move comes amid escalating tensions with Iran, after Washington last week said it had detected new and urgent threats from the country.

The US state department ordered the pullout of employees from both the embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil, the embassy said in a statement.
It said Iran and its proxy forces in the region were targeting its citizens and American interests.
On Sunday, the embassy advised Americans to avoid travel to Iraq, citing "heightened tensions".

https://news.sky.com/story/us-embassy-in-iraq-orders-non-emergency-staff-to-leave-country-11720448
Title: Re: US orders embassy staff to leave Iraq immediately
Post by: Once-Ler on May 16, 2019, 01:00:58 PM
Looking good Mr President.
Title: Re: US orders embassy staff to leave Iraq immediately
Post by: libertybele on May 16, 2019, 01:33:51 PM
Shi*t!  This is also being reported by CNN, WaPo and NY times for all non-emergency employees to leave amid tension in Iran.
Title: Re: US orders embassy staff to leave Iraq immediately
Post by: libertybele on May 16, 2019, 08:57:02 PM
US taking ‘appropriate action’ as tensions with Iran escalate: Gen. Jack Keane

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/jack-keane-u-s-taking-appropriate-action-as-tensions-with-iran-elevate (https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/jack-keane-u-s-taking-appropriate-action-as-tensions-with-iran-elevate)