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US company evacuates foreign workers from Iraqi oil field

IANS  |  Baghdad 

The US company has evacuated all its foreign workers from West 1 field in Iraq's province, the media reported on Saturday.

The company started the evacuation on Friday and continued until early Saturday. Some of its staff were moved to in the and some to the company's main headquarters in Basra, Al-Arabiyah television reported.

The production of West 1 was not affected by the evacuation as the work was continued by the Iraqi engineers, the report said.

"There was no indication of threats and the situation was stable," according to an from Iraq's Oil Company.

The evacuation came amid the tension in the region after US decided not to re-issue the sanctions waivers for major importers to continue buying Iran's oil when they expired in early May, in a bid to pile up pressure on

The US has also increased its military activities in the region recently, citing a threat of Iranian attack.



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First Published: Sat, May 18 2019. 20:06 IST