US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Iraq

 khaleejtimes.com  05/15/2019 10:56:24  2  AFP

Washington has accused Iran of planning "imminent" attacks in the region.

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 neighbor 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.�

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