An Iraqi soldier stands guard at al-Rahman mosque, built in 1989 after the end of the Iran-Iraq war, in the southern region of al-Faw on September 17. Photo: AFP An Iraqi soldier stands guard at al-Rahman mosque, built in 1989 after the end of the Iran-Iraq war, in the southern region of al-Faw on September 17. Photo: AFP
An Iraqi soldier stands guard at al-Rahman mosque, built in 1989 after the end of the Iran-Iraq war, in the southern region of al-Faw on September 17. Photo: AFP

Threat to evacuate US diplomats from Iraq raises fear of war

  • Washington has warned Baghdad it could shut its embassy, according to Iraqi and Western officials
  • Reduction of US diplomatic presence would be widely seen as escalation of confrontation with Iran, with Iraq potentially turning into battleground

Topic |   Iraq
An Iraqi soldier stands guard at al-Rahman mosque, built in 1989 after the end of the Iran-Iraq war, in the southern region of al-Faw on September 17. Photo: AFP An Iraqi soldier stands guard at al-Rahman mosque, built in 1989 after the end of the Iran-Iraq war, in the southern region of al-Faw on September 17. Photo: AFP
An Iraqi soldier stands guard at al-Rahman mosque, built in 1989 after the end of the Iran-Iraq war, in the southern region of al-Faw on September 17. Photo: AFP
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