US To Withdraw Some Baghdad Embassy Staff As Fears Of Iranian Retaliation Grows

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The United States government announced its intention Wednesday to withdraw some staff from its embassy in Baghdad through the likely final weeks of incumbent US President Donald Trump’s administration.

As tensions rise in the region, particularly with Iran and its allies, the moves has been labeled as “de-risking,” which will continue until after the anniversary of the January 3 drone strike that killed Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brig.-Gen. Qasem Soleimani, reported The Washington Post (WaPo).

“The State Department continually adjusts its diplomatic presence at Embassies and Consulates throughout the world in line with its mission, the local security environment, the health situation, and even the holidays,” a department official said.

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