the News from the USA is given in a statement from the embassy in Baghdad, which also notes that the embassy will not be able to be of service with visa, and that you will have limited opportunities to assist with emergency assistance to american citizens in Iraq.
The statement also recommended that the staff affected by the decision to leave the country ”as soon as possible via commercial transport”.
and pauses its military training efforts in Iraq, TV4 News first reported on. The defence forces confirming the decision of the DN.
we are currently doing is that we are not carrying out any training, " says Jesper Tengroth, press officer at the Swedish armed Forces.
According to Jesper Tengroth, it is the security situation linked to the united states and Iran, that is behind the decision. In 2019 have the armed Forces a 50 people on the ground in Iraq. The staff will not currently be brought back to Sweden, but remain in the country.
"We have taken the measures we feel are necessary," says Jesper Tengroth.
" as long as it is needed. We try all the time here, so it works always in security issues.
" of Course, we're talking with each other, but each country decides on its actions.
Germany sets up all of the military träningsinsatser that the country currently has in Iraq. Even the Netherlands set up training missions in the country with reference to an unspecified security threats.
According to a spokesperson for the German ministry of defense, based the decision that Germany has received indications of potential Iranstödda attacks.
is reported to have 160 soldiers on the ground in Iraq.
the Magazine Focus reports that the decision was taken jointly with the partner countries that fight terrorist organisations IS in the region.