U.S. pull diplomats from Iraqi city, citing threats from Iran

A general a view of the city after a week of violent protests in Basra, Iraq September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani/Files

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States announced on Friday it will effectively close its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra and relocate diplomatic personnel assigned there following increasing threats from Iran and Iran-backed militia, including rocket fire. The decision adds to mounting tension between the United States and Iran, which is the target […]

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