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US Reportedly Warns Iraq About Plans to Withdraw From Baghdad Embassy

U.S. Has Reportedly Warned Iraq Over Its Intention to Withdraw

BAGHDAD – The United States State Department has warned the Iraqi government that it plans to withdraw from its embassy in Baghdad unless Iraq controls attacks on US personnel, the Washington Post reported.
The United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iran, located in Green Zone, an area that houses several foreign diplomatic missions and Iraqi government offices. The site often faces rocket attacks, but the incidents generally do not result in civilian casualties or significant damage.
According to the report, this move comes as a surprise to the Iraqis.
“We hope that the US administration will reconsider it,” said Ahmed Mulla Talal, spokesman for Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Sunday, commenting on the announced US intentions.
“Outlaw groups are trying to shake up this relationship, and closing the embassy would send them a negative message.”
The WaPo claims that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo informed Kadhimi of his intention to step down on Saturday evening.
The report also quotes an Iraqi official who said the US government was demanding “stronger action against the militias,” noting that the embassy’s closure could be avoided if these measures were taken.
A senior official in Kadhimi’s office said on Sunday that the prime minister was pressuring European partners to try to persuade the United States to reverse their decision, citing the ‘negative consequences’ this could have on the country’s stability,” said The WaPo.
According to Sky News Arabia, news of US plans to pull out of the Iraqi embassy could be officially announced on Monday.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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