US considering plans to cut diplomatic staff in Afghanistan and Iraq

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6 April 2019

The administration of US President Donald Trump is considering the possibility of cutting diplomatic personnel in Afghanistan and Iraq as soon as this and next year, ONA reports citing Sputnik International referring to the Foreign Policy magazine.

The publication's sources clarified that the number of US diplomats stationed in Kabul is planned to be halved by 2020. According to a plan that has yet to be approved, between 20 and 30 US diplomats in Iraq may lose their positions this year, and another 30-50 percent of the staff of US diplomatic missions in Baghdad and Erbil may be cut next year.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED