Will US pull out of Bagdad embassy after 17 years of invasion

New York: After the attack on the officials associated with the US embassy in Baghdad. America has expressed displeasure with the Iraqi government. The US has said to the Iraqi government that if it is not serious about the attacks on their officials and personnel associated with the US Embassy and does not take concrete action, they will vacate the Embassy in Baghdad.  The U.S. government asked for stronger action against militias, if it is taken the shutdown of the embassy can be averted.

The Iraqi government is shocked by this announcement by the American government and appealed for reconsideration. Iraq Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi spokesman Ahmed Mulla Talal has appealed to the US administration to reconsider it. Talal said that 'some illegal groups are trying to crack the relationship. Closing the embassy will send a very wrong message '. While giving information, an official claimed that US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has given information to the Prime Minister of Iraq Mustafa al-Kadhimi. However, whether the White House has signed the decision or not, there is no confirmation yet. There is no clear information from the Trump administration that if they are going to pull out of Iraq.

However, if the Trump administration goes ahead with the plan, it will take 90 days to close the embassy. 

In March 2003U.S. forces invaded Iraq vowing to destroy Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and end the dictatorial rule of Saddam Hussein. When WMD intelligence proved illusory and a violent insurgency arose, the war lost public support. Saddam was captured, tried, and hanged and democratic elections were held. Seventeen years later the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has grown to become one of America’s largest diplomatic outposts.

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