U.S. Embassy Staff Told to Leave Iraq Amid Iran Tensions - USA DAILY NEWS

U.S. Embassy Staff Told to Leave Iraq Amid Iran Tensions

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BAGHDAD—The U.S. ordered all its nonemergency diplomatic staff to leave Iraq immediately, as tensions rise with Iran over recent attacks against oil tankers and facilities in the Persian Gulf region.

The State Department directive comes amid U.S. warnings of heightened threats in the Middle East from Iran-allied militias, which could target American citizens and soldiers in Iraq.

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