posted on Mar, 16 2003 @ 08:48 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department said on Sunday it had ordered non-essential diplomats and all embassy dependents out of Kuwait, Tel Aviv,
Jerusalem and Damascus because of the threat of a possible war with Iraq.
"The decision to move to ordered departure status is a result of an overall assessment of the security situation in the region due to the threat of
military action in Iraq," the State Department said in statements announcing the decisions.