State Department Orders Non-Essential U.S. Government Employees Out Of Iraq
20 May, 2019, 10:12
The meeting played a part in the US State Department's decision on Wednesday to order all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, as Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country.
Trump has ordered a beefing up of US military assets in the Middle East and Persian Gulf, citing possible threats from Iran.
- The New York Timesreports the White House is reviewing military plans that could result in sending 120,000 us troops to the Middle East if Iran attacks American forces or steps up work on nuclear weapons.
- Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says "no one is seeking war", but that it wouldn't be hard for Iran to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels.
On Tuesday, Iranian officials accused "hardliners" in the USA and elsewhere of attempting to orchestrate an incident that would ratchet up tensions with Tehran.
Military sources claimed that there could be an increased risk that Iran and its proxies may take action against UK and United States forces in the Middle East. UK military officials likely came up with the same conclusion and resorted to evacuating its non-essential personnel following the recent actions of the Trump administration against the Iranian regime.
Iran denied involvement, though it has repeatedly threatened to block the strait, through which streams about a fifth of world's oil shipments, if the United States tries to stop Iran from exporting oil.
According to the New York Times, the Trump administration is preparing to send some 120,000 troops to the region in light of the most recent threats and in readiness for any future warfare.
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"There are a substantial number of militia groups in Iraq and Syria, and we don't see any increased threat from many of them at this stage".
The Trump administration and USA military officials said just over a week ago that they had detected, "a number of preparations for possible attack" on US forces at sea and on land in the Middle East.
The risk of a limited USA nuclear strike on Iran is real and represents a clear and present danger not only to Iran but also global peace and security.
But Trump's administration so far has rebuffed requests to brief the full House on Iran as it has for congressional requests seeking information on North Korea and Venezuela, she said at a news briefing.
There have been media reports that some senior officials in the US administration are pushing for more pressure on Iran.
Tehran remains "committed" to the nuclear deal thrashed out with world powers despite Washington'swithdrawal, Zarif said, adding that Iran had been assessed as in compliance with the multilateral agreement.
The Iranian regime said if the other parties to the agreement, which still want to keep it viable, couldn't figure out a way to work around new US sanctions to keep doing business with Tehran within 60 days, it would resume enriching uranium to levels barred under the deal. Trump's challenge is, of course, how to have a decisive quick victory that would not harm the USA and global economy with skyrocketing oil prices and, similar to the Iraq war, turn very messy?
A United States government source said Washington believes that Iran gave its blessing to Houthi rebels who attacked oil facilities deep inside Saudi Arabia.
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But it provides evidence that Epic's decision to hold a snap sale on the Epic Games Store wasn't sufficiently thought through. Say what you want about the Epic Games store, but the Epic Mega Sale will surely compel you to double check your stance.
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The camera provides support for PDAF, HDR, gyro-EIS, LED Flash, Dolby Atmos, Hyper Boost 2.0 mode and UFS 2.1 storage technology. To recall, Realme 3 was launched in India in March and was available for purchase via Flipkart and the company's online store.
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The company assembles iPhones in China , making it vulnerable to price increases if a tariff were to be placed on Chinese exports. In addition to possibly Galaxy Fold news, the most powerful Android smartphone of the year so far will debut on Tuesday.
World of Warcraft Classic gets release date, beta test
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Rolling Stones show in Ontario cottage country back on
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Skull and Bones anchored down, delayed again
The game will also be skipping E3 2019 as the team continues to "batten down the hatches" on development. In what has now become an annual tradition ( two years running! ), Ubisoft has delayed Skull and Bones .
OnePlus 7 Pro has passed SIRIM certification
The phone is backed by a 4000 mah battery along with Warp Charge 30 for uninterrupted smartphone experience. On the other hand, the new Zen Mode will be coming to OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6 as well.
Trump denies reports of 'infighting' on Iran policy
Iranian-backed proxy forces have been operating in Iraq and other Middle Eastern nations for years, according to USA officials. But any Iranian move against the U.S. faces difficulties as it risks harming ties with neighbours, including Iraq, Therme said.
China challenges USA after ban on Huawei
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