The U.S. is reportedly ramping up security at diplomatic posts in the Middle East after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and ahead of the opening of the U.S. embassy in Yerushalayim.
The State Department has been working on doubling down on security at posts around the Muslim world for weeks, CNN reported, amid raised concerns about the consequences of the Trump administration’s policy moves on the Middle East.
Israel and Iran exchanged missiles this week, in what many fear could be the first signs of escalation in a conflict that has existed for decades. Iran has long pledged to wipe Israel off the map.
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