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US' non-emergency staff to leave Baghdad, Erbil amid tensions with Iran

Devdiscourse News Desk | Wasington | Updated: 15-05-2019 17:34 IST | Created: 15-05-2019 14:18 IST
US' non-emergency staff to leave Baghdad, Erbil amid tensions with 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. Image Credit: Wikipedia

The US State Department on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Erbil, 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.


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