State Dept Orders All Non-Essential Embassy Staffers In Iraq To Leave Country

Drew Angerer/Getty Images North America

The State Department ordered all non-essential and non-government employees of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq to leave the country immediately, The Associated Press reported.

The order was announced on the embassy’s website, according to the AP, and comes just as officials warned last week that new threats from Iran were emerging. Officials in Washington, D.C. warned that the threats targeted “Americans and American interests,” in the AP’s words.

Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Managing Editor:
Senior News Editor:
Assistant Editor:
Editor at Large:
Investigations Desk:
Front Page Editor:
Editor for Prime & Special Projects:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: