BREAKING: State Department orders non-essential staff to leave Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran

MAY 15, 2019

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The U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert and the State Department ordered all non-emergency employees Wednesday to leave the country immediately amid escalating tensions with Iran. It comes as some U.S. allies have expressed skepticism about the Trump administration’s claims that Iran poses a growing threat.

Navy Captain Bill Urban, a spokesman at the U.S. military’s Central Command, said in a statement that there were “possibly imminent threats to U.S. forces in Iraq” as he sought to clarify contradictory remarks by a British commander on Tuesday.

The article goes on to state the following:

In Baghdad, the U.S. Embassy published a statement Wednesday saying the State Department mandated that all non-emergency government staff leave the country after Washington last week said it detected new and urgent “credible” threats from Iran and its proxy forces in the region targeting Americans and U.S. interests.

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