World News: 12:30 GMT Wednesday 15th May 2019. [Yahoo Business Press Release News Feed via SPi World News]
The US on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, as tensions mount between the United States and Iraq's neighbor Iran, prompting Kremlin concern. Washington has ramped up pressure on Tehran in recent days, accusing Iran of planning unspecified 'imminent' attacks in the region, and bolstering the American military presence in the Gulf.
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