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A senior US State Department official said today, Thursday, that the United States will not hesitate to act to protect its personnel in Iraq.
And David Schenker, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, issued a warning when he was asked a question during a press briefing about US threats to close its embassy in Baghdad.
The American diplomat refused to comment on what he called "private diplomatic talks" by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but he said, "We cannot tolerate threats to our people, men and women serving abroad."
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