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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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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

Location: Baghdad, Iraq Event: Ongoing demonstrations within and around Baghdad have disrupted transit routes and local services.  Even peaceful demonstrations can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  U.S. citizens are urged to avoid large crowds and areas where demonstrations are occurring. The State Department’s Travel Advisory for Iraq remains at Level 4:  Do Not Travel due to ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Consulate General Erbil, Iraq

Location: Erbil, Iraq Event:  Consulate General Erbil continues to receive open-source media reports of ongoing drone and rocket attacks by Iranian military forces against Kurdish anti-Iranian entities throughout the Kurdistan region.  The U.S. government cannot say with any assurance that these attacks are over. The State Department’s Travel Advisory for Iraq remains at Level 4: Do Not ...
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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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