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Readout of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s July 23 Meetings with Prime Minister Abadi, Minister of Defense Ubaidi and Iraqi Sunni Leaders

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visited Baghdad, Iraq today to assess progress in the counter-ISIL campaign. He met with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Minister of Defense Khaled al-Ubaidi and affirmed the U.S. commitment to support the government of Iraq in the campaign to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL. He emphasized the importance of building ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Recent Terrorist Attack in Iraq

The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s abhorrent ISIL attack in Diyala Province which purposefully and viciously targeted Iraqi civilians celebrating the Eid ul-Fitr holiday to mark the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan. This latest attack is yet another painful example of the atrocities that the terrorist group ISIL continues to perpetrate against the ...
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The United States Repatriates Cultural Heritage Objects and Fragments to the Government of Iraq

The United States Ambassador to Iraq, Stuart Jones, joined the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Mr. Adil Fahad Shirshab, in a repatriation ceremony at which 700 objects and fragments were returned to the government of Iraq at the National Museum in Baghdad.  These artifacts were recovered during a raid on the Syrian compound of Da’esh ...
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Statement by the President on Iran

THE PRESIDENT:  Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring about real and meaningful change — ...
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