Reportedly Exxon pulled out 80 officials from Iraq due to the rising tension between the US and Iran. The withdrawal has been termed as “unacceptable and unwarranted” by the Iraqi energy minister and he has demanded clarification and the return of the officials.
Thamir Ghadhban Iraq’s Oil Minister stated “This withdrawal may send the wrong message about the situation in Iraq, and that’s something we reject,” as per reports, “No single personnel from other foreign companies withdrew,” he said. The minister assured that the south of Iraq is safe and secure. Exxon stated in an email “ExxonMobil has programs and measures in place to provide security to protect its people, operations and facilities”.
It is believed that energy facilities in Saudi Arabia are highly vulnerable to attacks and that Saudi Arabian pipeline, tankers, and the U.S. military buildup could be prime targets.
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