US orders non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq

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US orders non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq

The United States has ordered its non-emergency government employees in Iraq to leave the country.

The US State Department in a statement said, government has limited ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in Iraq and has instructed its embassies in Baghdad and Erbil to temporarily suspend normal visa services.

The measures come amid growing tension in the region aftrer US increased its military buildup recently by deploying an aircraft carrier, bombers and anti-missile systems the US terming it a threat of Iranian attack.

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