Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan Announces Support for Persecuted Religious Groups

During his visit to Baghdad this week, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan reaffirmed the United States’ deep commitment to assisting persecuted religious groups, including those in Iraq. As a part of its continuing commitment, the United States is proud to announce over $178 million in additional U.S. foreign assistance to support these vulnerable communities. With this additional funding, the U.S. will have provided nearly $1 billion in development and security assistance to Iraq since 2017 – $300 million of which is specifically prioritized in geographic regions with concentrations of religious minority groups, such as the Ninewa Plains.

رسالة نائب وزير الخارجية الأمريكي جون سوليفان

جدد نائب وزير الخارجية الأميركي جون سوليفان خلال زيارته لبغداد هذا الأسبوع التأكيد على التزام الولايات المتحدة العميق بمساعدة الجماعات الدينية المضطهدة بما فيها تلك الموجودة في العراق. وفي اطار التزامها المتواصل ، تفخر الولايات المتحدة بالاعلان عن تقديمها أكثر من 178 مليون دولار من المساعدات الخارجية الأمريكية الإضافية لدعم هذه الجماعات المستضعفة. وبهذا التمويل الإضافي ستكون الولايات المتحدة قد قدمت ما يقرب من مليار دولار من المساعدات الإنمائية والأمنية إلى العراق منذ عام 2017 – حيث تم اعطاء الاولوية في تخصيص 300 مليون دولار منها على وجه الخصوص للمناطق الجغرافية التي تتركز فيها تجمعات الأقليات الدينية مثل سهل نينوى.During his visit to Baghdad this week, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan reaffirmed the United States’ deep commitment to assisting persecuted religious groups, including those in Iraq. As a part of its continuing commitment, the United States is proud to announce over $178 million in additional U.S. foreign assistance to support these vulnerable communities. With this additional funding, the U.S. will have provided nearly $1 billion in development and security assistance to Iraq since 2017 – $300 million of which is specifically prioritized in geographic regions with concentrations of religious minority groups, such as the Ninewa Plains.

Posted by U.S. Embassy Baghdad on Tuesday, October 16, 2018