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Katyusha rocket falls in Baghdad’s Green zone where US embassy is located, no casualties

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Published time: 19 May, 2019 18:03 Edited time: 19 May, 2019 18:22 A rocket was fired into Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone where the embassies of the US and other countries are located, the Iraqi military said, adding that casualties were avoided in the incident. “A Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone Read More

Iraq says ExxonMobil evacuation of staff Is `unacceptable’

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By Khalid Al-Ansary on 5/19/2019 Photo: Iraq Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban. BAGHDAD (Bloomberg) — The evacuation of some ExxonMobil Corp. workers is “unacceptable and unwarranted” because it has nothing to do with the security situation in southern Iraq, according the country’s energy minister. “This withdrawal may send the wrong message about the situation in Iraq, Read More

Iraq slams Exxon Mobil’s staff evacuation, says it’s politically motivated

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Exxon Mobil’s decision to take its foreign employees out from the West Qurna 1 oilfield was unjustified, according to Iraq’s oil minister. He added that the withdrawal does not pose a threat to the country’s oilfields. “The withdrawal of multiple employees – despite their small number – temporarily has nothing to do with the security Read More

Exxon evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield

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BASRA, Iraq/DUBAI (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff, around 60 people, from Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, a senior Iraqi official and three other sources told Reuters on Saturday. A logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Read More

Exxon evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield: Iraqi official, sources

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BASRA, Iraq/DUBAI (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff from Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, a senior Iraqi official and three other sources told Reuters on Saturday. A logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Gas Expo and Read More

Exxon Mobil evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield: sources

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A logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes DUBAI/BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff from Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, three Read More

Simple precautions or plan to attack? What’s behind US & Germany’s recent moves in Mideast

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Germany and the Netherlands halted training of Iraqi troops hours after the US said it will partially evacuate its Baghdad embassy. Amid growing tensions with Iran, analysts offered differing views on the reasons behind the moves. Washington announced the partial evacuation of its embassy in Baghdad as well as a consulate in Erbil in Iraqi Read More

‘No one in Europe’ wants second Iraq: Austrian president slams ‘provocative’ US Iran policy

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The US’ reckless maximum pressure campaign against Tehran and nations dealing with it is deeply provocative and hurts international relations, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said, warning against a major “crisis.” Speaking at a joint press conference with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Wednesday, Van der Bellen slammed the US sanctions Read More

US won’t start war with Iran… at least that’s what prominent coup enthusiast Rubio says

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The pullout of non-emergency government staff from Iraq is not a “prelude” to an attack but a precaution, Senator Marco Rubio has explained on his Twitter. Many users, however, perceive it to be laying the groundwork for war. Rubio took a break from tweeting non-stop in support of the US regime-change activities in Venezuela on Read More

Baghdad won’t let Washington use its territory in war against Iran – Iraq’s envoy

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Iraq does not want a “devastating” new war in the Middle East and will not allow the US to use its territory for military action against neighboring Iran, Baghdad’s ambassador to Moscow has said. “Iraq is a sovereign nation. We will not let to use our territory,” Haidar Mansour Hadi, the Iraqi envoy Read More