State Department Orders Non-Essential U.S. Government Employees Out Of Iraq

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"Khamenei said that a war is also not in the US" interest.

A sign of Fujarah Terminals is pictured at the Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2019.

"The definite decision of the Iranian nation is to resist against America".

An alert on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said all nonessential, non-emergency U.S. government staff were told to leave Iraq immediately under State Department orders.

Iran's supreme leader issued a veiled threat in the same speech in which he stated that "no one is seeking war", saying it wouldn't be hard for the Islamic Republic to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels amid rising tensions with the USA, state media reported Wednesday. Since last week, House leaders have been asking for a classified briefing for lawmakers on the situation with Iran, but Pelosi said the administration indicated it couldn't come together "that fast".

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"A war with Iran would be an absolute disaster", Sanders added.

But a spokesman for the USA military's Central Command later disputed Gen Ghika's comments, saying they ran "counter" to the credible threats identified by U.S. and allied intelligence agencies. In the former conflict, Britain ultimately sent 45,000 troops to aid the U.S. in the invasion of Iraq, and Australia and Poland sent smaller numbers, while other countries provided political support. Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu may be the only world leader who has proactively praised the Trump Administration's tough stance on Iran.

"We monitor them along with a whole range of others because that's the environment we're in", said Maj.

Some analysts think that reports that the USA is considering options to dramatically increase the number of troops it has in the Middle East are part of a pressure campaign against Iran.

"We believe that escalation by the United States is unacceptable and uncalled for", Mr Zarif told Mr Kono in front of reporters before they met privately.

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On Wednesday, Reuters news agency cited Iraqi security sources as saying that during a visit to Iraq earlier this month US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had told Iraqi commanders that intelligence showed Iran-backed paramilitary fighters were positioning rockets near bases housing US troops.

Tehran has called the USA military presence "a target" rather than a threat, and said it would not allow its oil exports to be halted.

The Russian foreign minister added that the global community needs to focus on diplomacy with Iran, including on the potentially explosive issue of Iran's nuclear programme, which is constrained by a US-brokered deal in 2015 that Mr Trump abandoned.

An attack on four oil tankers in the Gulf on Sunday, for which no one has claimed responsibility, and Saudi Arabia's announcement on Tuesday that armed drones hit two of its oil pumping stations have raised tensions.

Saudi Arabia shared the concerns of its fellow Sunni Muslim ally that Shi'ite Iran has for a long time been undermining stability in the region, he said, and the United States' commitment to its allies in the region is "very strong".

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The state-controlled oil company Saudi Aramco said it temporarily closed the pipeline as a precaution.