ExxonMobil employees evacuating oil field in southern Iraq – ABC News

ExxonMobil employees evacuating oil field in southern Iraq – ABC News

Employees of energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at the field is still ongoing, Iraqi officials said Saturday.

The evacuation comes amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran. The U.S. has already ordered all nonessential diplomatic staff out of Iraq.

As tensions escalate, there are concerns that Baghdad could once again get caught in the middle. The country hosts more than 5,000 U.S. troops, and is home to powerful Iranian-backed militias, some of whom want those U.S. forces to leave.

via ExxonMobil employees evacuating oil field in southern Iraq – ABC News

More proof that US invaded Iraq for OIL, GOLD and DRUGS… not for freedom or democracy.