Washington orders some U.S. government employees to leave Iraq

  15 May 2019    Read: 1141
Washington orders some U.S. government employees to leave Iraq

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of “non-emergency government employees” from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement, AzVision.az reports citing to Reuters.

Referring to the embassy and the U.S. consulate in Erbil, it said “normal visa services at both posts will be temporarily suspended. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Iraq.”

The statement recommended those affected “depart by commercial transportation as soon as possible”.


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