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And the U.S. orders non-essential embassy staff to leave Iraq, the AP reports.
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Why U.S. Just Ordered Non-Emergency Employees to Leave Iraq Embassy

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The U.S. ordered its non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq, a week after Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made an unannounced visit to discuss what he said was the rising threat from neighboring Iran.The security alert includes staff at the embassy in Baghdad and the consulate in Erbil, in the majority Kurdish region to the north. A statement attributed the imminent departures to an "increased threat stream," without elaborating. The move follows the withdrawal of employees from the U.S. consulate in Basra in September, when the Trump administration pointed the finger at...
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Why U.S. Just Ordered Non-Emergency Employees to Leave Iraq Embassy

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The U.S. ordered its non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq, a week after Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made an unannounced visit to discuss what he said was the rising threat from neighboring Iran.
The security alert includes staff at the embassy in Baghdad and the consulate in Erbil, in the majority Kurdish region to the north. A statement attributed the imminent departures to an "increased threat stream," without elaborating. The move follows the withdrawal of employees from the U.S. consulate in Basra in September, when the Trump administration pointed the finger at...
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State Department orders non-emergency personnel to leave Iraq posts

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An earlier warning urged Americans in the country to avoid places known as gathering places for U.S. citizens and to keep a low profile.
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Amid rising tension with Iran, non-emergency staff evacuates U.S. Embassy in Iraq

Amid rising tension with Iran, non-emergency staff evacuates U.S. Embassy in Iraq

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The State Department on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of non-emergency staff from the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, a move that comes as the U.S. government has alluded to risks of an attack by the Islamic Republic or its proxies in the region. The Wednesday order follows a travel advisory posted on the embassy's website Sunday urging American citizens not to travel to Iraq and to remain vigilant. The department said in light of the heightened tensions, non-emergency staff at both the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate in Erbil would be evacuated, adding that the government's...
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The US is ordering all non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq 'as soon as possible' amid rising tensions with Iran

The US is ordering all non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq 'as soon as possible' amid rising tensions with Iran

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The US Department of State has ordered all non-emergency US government employees out of Iraq, a security notice announced Wednesday.
Evacuating personnel were told to "depart Iraq by commercial transportation as soon as possible" and "avoid US facilities within Iraq."
The decision comes amid rising tensions with Iran, which the US recently accused of plotting attacks on US interests in the region.
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The US Department of State sent out a notice Wednesday ordering all non-emergency US government employees to leave Iraq immediately.
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U.S. orders 'non-emergency' government employees to leave Iraq

U.S. orders 'non-emergency' government employees to leave Iraq

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State Department orders non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq

State Department orders non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq

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The U.S. Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-essential, non-emergency government staff to leave the country right away amid escalating tensions with Iran.
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