Embassy Statement on the Upcoming Tishreen Protest Anniversary

As we approach the three-year anniversary of the 2019 Tishreen protest movement and after nearly a year of protracted government formation since early elections, the United States expresses solidarity with the Iraqi people and their search for democratic reform.  We are concerned that, despite months of internal negotiations, Iraq remains without a government that can effectively address the governance and economic grievances that fueled the Tishreen protest movement, …

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Statement on the Iranian Attacks on the IKR

We strongly condemn Iran’s use of ballistic missiles and drone attacks against the Iraqi Kurdistan Region as an unjustified violation of Iraqi sovereignty and territorial integrity. We are also aware of reports of civilian casualties and deplore any loss of life caused by today’s attack. Moreover, we further condemn comments from the government of Iran …

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Joint Statement on the Renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding between the DoD and the Kurdistan Regional Government Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs

For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE September 21, 2022 Joint Statement on the Renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Defense and the Kurdistan Regional Government Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs  On September 21, 2022, Assistant Secretary of Defense Celeste Wallander and Kurdistan Regional Government Minister of Peshmerga Affairs Shoresh Ismail Abdulla signed a renewed Memorandum …

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Assistant Secretary of Defense Visits Iraq

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Dr. Celeste Wallander, visited Baghdad on September 20 to engage senior Iraqi leaders and re-affirm the importance of the U.S.-Iraq defense partnership. Under the 2008 Strategic Framework Agreement, the United States remains dedicated to enhancing Iraq’s defensive capabilities and providing security assistance as part of broader …

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Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of Iraq

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2022 Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of Iraq President Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of Iraq to discuss U.S. support for a sovereign and independent Iraq. The President commended Prime Minister Kadhimi’s personal leadership during escalating tensions and violence …

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USAID Convenes Business Community for Access to Finance Conference in Baghdad

On June 29 and 30, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) convened more than 300 business and public sector representatives for its inaugural Access to Finance Conference in Baghdad. The two-day event provided a shared platform for diverse stakeholders to create opportunities for Iraqi businesses to secure funding and boost economic growth in Iraq. …

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Ambassador Romanowski’s Remarks at Access to Finance Conference

USAID Access to Finance in Iraq, June 29, 2022 Good morning, everyone.  I’m excited to be here, Governor Ghalib, it is a pleasure to see you.  Thank you for attending this event and giving your attention to the important issue of access to finance in Iraq. On behalf of the United States, we also extend …

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Ambassador Romanowski Meets with Ministry of Oil Minister Ihsan Ismael

Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski met with Ministry of Oil Minister Ihsan Ismael on June 10 to discuss ways to strengthen the U.S.-Iraq energy relationship and boost U.S. investment in Iraq. Ambassador Romanowski reiterated U.S. commitment to a stable, prosperous, democratic, and unified Iraq.

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Ambassador Meets with Council of Representatives Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi

Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski met with Council of Representatives Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi on June 7. She underscored U.S. commitment to our multifaceted strategic partnership with Iraq and to our joint efforts to foster stability and economic growth, bolster democracy and governance, and help ensure Iraq’s security and sovereignty.

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Deputy of Public Affairs Officer Scott Bolz Visits the Iraq Space Center

On February 5, Deputy of Public Affairs Officer Scott Bolz visited the Level-Up classes at the Iraq Space Center. A seven-month virtual program, Level-Up prepares Iraqi women currently enrolled in university or who are recent university graduates to enter the private sector. Funded by PAS, this virtual workforce development program provided 100 participating students from …

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Public Affairs Officer Daniel Ernst Meets with Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Officials

U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Daniel Ernst and Cultural Affair Officer Dale Kreisher met with high-level officials at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) to discuss proposed projects and grants funded by the U.S. Embassy for Iraqi Universities. These projects will benefit universities in southern Iraq, and will support the construction of an Environmental …

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The United States has provided more than $100 million to support and improve higher education in Iraq

Happy World Education Day! Since 2004, the United States has provided more than $100 million to support and improve higher education in Iraq, forging new relationships and partnerships, supporting Iraqi development, and providing economic hope and opportunity for Iraqi citizens. Our vibrant exchange programs have provided research and career development opportunities to thousands of Iraqis. …

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The United States is pleased to have recently facilitated the return of seven ancient artifacts to Iraq.

The United States is pleased to have recently facilitated the return of seven ancient artifacts to Iraq. Special Agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in California returned two of these ancient artifacts to Iraq on January 20 in a ceremony at the Iraqi Consulate in Los Angeles. One of the artifacts is a partial cuneiform …

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U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew H. Tueller was delighted to participate in the opening of Cold Stone Creamery

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew H. Tueller was delighted to participate in the opening of Cold Stone Creamery on January 14. Companies like Cold Stone Creamery contribute immensely to the Iraqi economy and the growing U.S.-Iraq business ties. The United States is committed to supporting increased economic investment by U.S. companies to bring jobs, innovative …

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Entrepreneurs Network and Gain Skills at USAID-Top Mountain Business Canvas Conference in Erbil

U.S. Consul General Rob Waller spoke with the over 250 entrepreneurs and job seekers at the second-annual Top Mountain Business Canvas Conference on May 27 at the Rotana Hotel in Erbil. The Business Canvas Conference, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), was an opportunity for participants — both virtually and in …

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The U.S. Government Awards $500,000 Grant to Preserve Badinan Gate in Amedi

During his visit to Amedi, Consul General Rob Waller announced that the U.S. Department of State has awarded a $500,000 grant to preserve and protect Badinan Gate. The U.S. government is determined to help the IKR preserve and restore its remarkable cultural heritage, and is thrilled to work with our Kurdish friends to achieve that …

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Joint Statement on the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq. Begin Text: The delegation of the Republic of Iraq, led by Dr. Fuad Hussein, Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the delegation of the United States Government, led by Secretary of State Antony …

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Statement by President Donald J. Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 20, 2020 The strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq is based on a mutual desire for security and prosperity Together, the United States-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS and the Iraqi Security Forces destroyed the ISIS physical caliphate, and we continue …

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U.S. Announces Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo August 19, 2020 Today in Washington, the United States announced nearly $204 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Iraq, Iraqi refugees in the region, and to generous communities hosting them. This funding includes nearly $133 million from the …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meets with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hussein

U.S. Department of State Readout Office of the Spokesperson August 19, 2020 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Dr. Fuad Hussein today on the margins of the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue in Washington, D.C. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Hussein reviewed the Strategic Dialogue and reaffirmed the principles agreed upon by …

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Ambassador Tueller gives remarks at Al Rafidain Center for Dialogue conference

Ambassador Tueller gave remarks at Al Rafidain Center for Dialogue conference, focusing on the need to improve the investment climate and ease of doing business in Iraq, as well as the U.S. private sector’s desire to support Iraq’s expanding economy to benefit all Iraqis. The Ambassador also highlighted U.S. diplomatic efforts to encourage the modernization …

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Consul General Timmy Davis Visits Houston with a Delegation from Universities in Basrah

Consul General Timmy Davis accompanied a delegation from Basrah’s universities to visit Houston, Texas, as part of our commitment to deepen our partnership and foster the economic development of southern Iraq. The delegation attended the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference, the world’s largest oil show, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and met with leadership at the University …

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Delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives’ Armed Services Committee visits Baghdad

A delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives’ Armed Services Committee visited Baghdad to discuss U.S.-Iraq relations. Representatives John Garamendi of California, Deb Haaland of New Mexico, and Veronica Escobar of Texas, met with Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi and Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi. They discussed the importance of the U.S.-Iraq relationship and the future of …

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President Salih meets with visiting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Denise Natali

President Barham Salih met with visiting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Denise Natali. Assistant Secretary Natali stressed the United States’ determination and commitment to strengthening bilateral relations and broadening cooperation between our two countries. President Salih praised the United States’ support for Iraq, particularly in the fight against terrorism, assisting …

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Meets with Iraqi Leaders

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry met with Iraqi leaders, including Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi, yesterday to discuss improving economic ties between our two countries and working together toward greater energy independence for Iraq. This was the first cabinet-level visit from the United States to meet with the Prime Minister and the meeting underscored …

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Ambassador Silliman hosts a trade mission from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Yesterday, Ambassador Silliman hosted a trade mission from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce representing more than 50 U.S. companies. These companies are looking to introduce high quality American products and services to the Iraqi market, advance technology to kick-start economic growth, and to develop partnerships with local companies during their meetings in Baghdad this week. …

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Ambassador Silliman addressing today’s U.S. Trade Opportunities

Ambassador Silliman addressing today’s U.S. Trade Opportunities Breakfast: “The American private sector has innovative capabilities, access to finance, and strategic vision. It can play a critical role in improving Iraq’s economy and creating the private sector jobs Iraq urgently needs. . . . Our companies can help expand access to electricity, upgrade transportation networks, improve …

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The United States is working with Iraq to improve airport safety

The United States is working with Iraq to improve airport safety. The U.S. Department of State Export Control and Border Security Program (EXBS), in partnership with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, offered training to 47 Iraqi officials from airports around the country on “Low-Technology Threats to Public Transportation”, discussing how to detect and prevent potential attacks …

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Ambassador Silliman Encourages U.S. Businesses to Visit Iraq

Last week, Ambassador Silliman and members of his Economic Team joined in on a call with U.S. businesses to answer questions and encourage their participation in an upcoming visit to Iraq in December. The trip will provide a great opportunity for U.S. businesses to gain a better understanding of the commercial and investment opportunities across …

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