U.S. Embassy in Baghdad declined prepare employees to third

U.S. Embassy in Baghdad declined prepare employees to third


Palm – U.S. ambassador in Baghdad, Stephen Beecroft prepare the staff of the U.S. embassy in Iraq will be reduced to one-third by the end of the year.

Beecroft said in a press statement, he was a year ago, our numbers were more than 16 thousand, and now amount to 10 500, and will be preparing our employees by the end of the year 5500 including contractors and continued numbers have dropped our diplomats to less than a thousand.

The U.S. embassy in Baghdad, which the embassy the largest in the world, including with the U.S. consulates in Basra and Erbil and Kirkuk, more than 16 thousand employees a few years ago, but the huge number of employees decreased over time, especially with the military withdrawal full year-end 2011.

The U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq in late 2011 under a security agreement signed between Baghdad and Washington at the end of November of 2008 and states that it should withdraw all U.S. forces from all territories and waters and airspace of Iraq no later than December 31 of the year 2011, The withdrew its combat forces under the Convention of cities, villages and towns of Iraq on June 30 of 2009.