Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood meets with Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako

On Saturday, Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood met with Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako at the headquarters of the Chaldean Patriarchate at Al-Mansour district in Baghdad. Chargé Hood stressed the U.S. commitment to Iraq as one of America’s most important and strategic partners in the region and reiterated the U.S. commitment to helping Christians and other components ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood meets with Federal Police Commander General Raed Jawdat

Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood met with Federal Police Commander General Raed Shakir Jawdat in Baghdad and stressed the U.S. commitment to Iraq as one of America’s most important and strategic partners in the region and the importance of a strong, stable and sovereign Iraqi government. Hood thanked General Jawdat and said the U.S. was fully ...
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Chargé d ‘Affaires Joey Hood celebrates Earth Day with students from Access English programs

U.S. Embassy, Baghdad Chargé d ‘Affair, Joey Hood celebrated Earth Day with students from a dozen Access English Microscholarship programs. Accompanied by the English Languages Officer Thomas Santos, Mr. Hood stressed the importance of education, focusing on the opportunities for exchange through ECA programs. The Access English Microscholarship students celebrated Earth Day in a country-wide, ...
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The United States Launches $5 Million Iraqi Airport Security Program

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) officials are celebrating the launch of a $5 million Iraq airport security program.  This U.S. Government-funded initiative will provide both training and equipment in close coordination and partnership with Iraq civil aviation experts. During his remarks at the launch reception, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires ...
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U.S. Government to Provide Additional $100 Million for Iraq Stabilization

Today in Fallujah, Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood announced that the United States Government intends to provide an additional $100 million to help stabilize liberated areas once held by the Islamic State.  The United States Agency for International Development will provide the funds to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).  With this $100 million contribution, the ...
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The U.S. Embassy Celebrates National Day – 243 Years of American Independence

U.S. EMBASSY BAGHDAD Office of the Spokesperson __________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                (MARCH 26, 2019)   The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad celebrated its national day ...
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The United States joins UNITAD in a solemn ceremony commencing exhumations of mass graves in Sinjar

Chargé d’affaires Joey Hood, Special Representative for Minority Assistance Programs Max Primorac, and representatives of CJTF were honored to join the UN Investigative Team for the Accountability on Da’esh (UNITAD) in a solemn ceremony commencing its support to the Iraqi Government as they begin exhumations of mass graves located in the village of Kocho, Sinjar ...
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The U.S. Embassy participates in the Annual Conference on Combating Daesh Propaganda and Ideology

The U.S. Embassy was proud to participate in the 4th Annual Conference on Combating Daesh Propaganda and Ideology hosted by the Iraqi Government’s National Psychological Operations Cell. U.S. Chargé d’affaires in Baghdad Joey Hood: The battlefield defeat of Daesh does not mean the end of the threat it poses or its ideology….Yes, we should acknowledge ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood with Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues Andy Rabens hosts IYLEP alumni

Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood with visiting Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues Andy Rabens hosted 60 alumni of the U.S. funded Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). The gathering was a chance to celebrate a traditional U.S. Thanksgiving dinner and reconnect with an amazing group of Iraqi high school and college students. Happy Thanksgiving from ...
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Ramadi is firmly on the path to recovery and stabilization

“Ramadi is firmly on the path to recovery and stabilization. It is an honor to be visiting this city at this important moment in history.” – U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood Watch Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood’s remarks about the Iraqi Security Forces’ success driving ISIS out of Ramadi and all of Iraq, and the ...
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Charge d’Affaires Visit to Ramadi

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood visited Ramadi on December 21 at the invitation of Governor Halbousi. In meetings with the governor and sheiks from throughout Anbar, he discussed U.S. support for the Government of Iraq’s efforts to bring internally displaced Iraqis back to their communities following the defeat of ISIS. The United States is ...
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U.S. Supports Program to Improve Local Services to Iraqis

On Sunday, May 21, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Williams and the USAID Acting Assistant Administrator for the Middle East Maria Longi attended the final workshop of the joint U.S.-Iraqi Taqadum program.  The $106 million initiative, funded by the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), helps local Iraqi authorities improve public ...
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