Over the past month, Iran has been making a number of threats against US interests and personnel in the region.
The threats were deemed credible enough to warrant the US to deploy a major military force to the region with the intentions of protecting US interests and not to start a war.
This past weekend, Iran, according to the US, was responsible for the sabotage explosions aboard 4 ships in the passing through the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran has escalated their threats against the US military and other interests in the region.
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That has prompted the US to issue an immediate order for all non-essential personnel at the US Embassy and consulate in Iraq to leave the country.
Fox News – US non-essential personnel ordered to leave Iraq Embassy, consulate – The State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy and consulate in Iraq to leave the country amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
The announcement was made in a security alert on its website early Wednesday morning. The alert also said that normal visa services would be temporarily suspended.
This comes amid a standoff between the U.S. and Iran, which has recently threatened to pull out of the nuclear deal and resume higher uranium enrichment if no new deal is put in place.
The move coincided with Germany’s decision on Tuesday to suspend training of Iraqi soldiers due to tensions in the region, though the government indicated no specific threats to its own troops…
In an attempt to avoid a war, President Donald Trump warned Iran’s leadership that if they take any action against US military or other interests that Iran would ‘suffer greatly’.
Trump took the same stance when North Korean was threatening hostile action against US military and allies and North Korea, realizing the devastation they would suffer, backed down.
The question is, will Iran backdown for the same fear of devastation or have they become so arrogant that they will ignore and defy Trump???
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