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Last Updated : May 15, 2019 03:41 PM IST | Source: Reuters

US Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq right away

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 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.

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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First Published on May 15, 2019 01:38 pm
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