US non-essential personnel ordered to leave Iraq Embassy, consulate

May 15, 2019, 5:39 am EST | Share:

The State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy and consulate in Iraq to leave the country amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, the agency said in a security alert on its website early Wednesday morning. The alert also said that normal visa services would be temporarily suspended.

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