Skip to comments.Iraq; Press Statement, U.S. State Department, Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson, June 15, 2014
Posted on 06/16/2014 3:39:15 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC
June 15, 2014
The United States strongly supports Iraq and its people as they face security challenges from violent extremists. The people of Iraq have repeatedly rejected violent extremism and expressed their desire to build a better society for themselves and for their children.
The Embassy of the United States in Baghdad remains open and will continue to engage daily with Iraqis and their elected leaders supporting them as they strengthen Iraqs constitutional processes and defend themselves from imminent threats.
As a result of ongoing instability and violence in certain areas of Iraq, Embassy Baghdad is reviewing its staffing requirements in consultation with the State Department. Some additional U.S. government security personnel will be added to the staff in Baghdad; other staff will be temporarily relocated both to our Consulate Generals in Basra and Erbil and to the Iraq Support Unit in Amman. Overall, a substantial majority of the U.S. Embassy presence in Iraq will remain in place and the Embassy will be fully equipped to carry out its national security mission.
We advise U.S. citizens in Iraq to exercise caution and limit travel to Anbar, Ninawa, Salah ad-Din, Diyala, and Kirkuk provinces; make their own contingency emergency plans; and maintain security awareness at all times. We also encourage all U.S. citizens in Iraq to register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at http://step.state.gov in order to receive the latest updates from the Department.
this should give Obama a chance to further arm Iran.
Every thing this WH and idiotic State Department puts out has the word “smart” in it. If you have to keep using it, it means that none of what they do is “smart”. If I worked in Iraq in any way, I would no longer trust the “really smart” /sarc, US Obama government to have my back. They help out all enemies and crap on Americans.
” register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program”
I wonder if they made sure the five “gentelmen” just released from Gitmo are registered with this?