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Pompeo Seeks to Make Baghdad Embassy Pullout Permanent




(MENAFN - Iraq Business News) By Robbie Gramer, forForeign Policy . Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Pompeo Seeks to Make Baghdad Embassy Pullout Permanent, Officials Say

In May, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ordered a partial evacuation of diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Iraq amid escalating tensions withIran .

Now, several State Department officials say they are being told the drawdown in embassy staff will effectively become permanent, a move that could leave the U.S. Embassy short-staffed to undertake important tasks like countering Iran on the diplomatic front—and in the short-term has marooned hundreds of diplomats in the Washington area without an embassy to go back to.

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Pompeo Seeks to Make Baghdad Embassy Pullout Permanent

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