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Statement from the White House Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2019 Statement from the White House Press Secretary The United States is seriously concerned by continued attacks against protestors, civic activists, and the media, as well as restrictions on Internet access, in Iraq. Iraqis won’t stand by as the Iranian regime drains their resources and uses armed groups and political ...
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Ambassador Tueller at the Middle East Research Institute’s 2019 Forum

On Wednesday, Ambassador Tueller spoke at the Middle East Research Institute’s 2019 Forum, noting: “State-building is about strengthening people—their capabilities and knowledge, but also their ability to address problems locally for the Iraqi people.  It certainly requires political will at the highest levels of government leadership, setting processes in motion through laws and policies, and ...
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Mosul International Airport Returns to Civilian Provincial Control After Demining Efforts Completed

Following the completion of a U.S.-funded, 18-month demining project, the Nineveh provincial government assumed control of the Mosul International Airport during a turnover ceremony on November 5. Demining teams from Janus, TetraTech, and local Iraqi partner Al Fahad carried out the project from April 2018 to October this year. Together, the contractors cleared more than ...
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