@StateDept has ordered the departure of non-emergency USG employees from Iraq, both at the Embassy in Baghdad and Consulate in Erbil. Additional information on this alert can be found on the U.S. Embassy website at U.S. Citizen Services. https://t.co/iX96dAkyhT
— U.S. Embassy Baghdad (@USEmbBaghdad) May 15, 2019
US orders most diplomatic staff to leave #Iraq. Departure order applies to non-essential embassy and consulate in #Erbil and could be renewed in 30 days. Visa services for Iraqis suspended till then. Cites backdrop of what it calls increased threats by #Iranian proxies.
— jane arraf (@janearraf) May 15, 2019