Oil Ministry: Only a number of American oil employees left Iraq

3/1/2020 15:41:00

On Friday, the Iraqi Ministry of Oil commented on the news regarding the evacuation of employees of foreign companies operating in the Iraqi oil sector.


The ministry denied in a statement, the evacuation of foreign employees working in the oil companies in southern Iraq, explaining that only a number of employees who hold American citizenship had left.


Earlier, Reuters reported that some American citizens working for foreign oil companies in Basra are leaving.


The ministry said in a statement that oilfields across the country are operating normally and have no impact on production or exports.


The U.S. embassy in Baghdad, on Twitter, called on U.S. citizens residing in Iraq to leave immediately earlier, after the assassination of Soleimani, and the commander of the PMF, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, in a U.S. raid near Baghdad airport.






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