The US State Department has ordered all non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq immediately.
This comes amid rising tensions in the region.
Last week the US deployed warships to the Gulf in a move it said was a response to indications of threats from Iran.
Al Jazeera’s Rob Matheson joins us live from Baghdad.
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