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Iraq Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous given the security situation. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous given the security situation. U.S. citizens in Iraq remain at high risk for ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Surveillance Activities

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has received information indicating that a militant group was conducting surveillance activities in late May against foreign businesses and local companies with western association or that employed foreign workers in Basrah.  There are no further details at this time regarding how the militant group planned to use this information. The ...
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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Al-Abadi of Iraq

Vice President Biden spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi today to reaffirm continued U.S. support for the Iraqi government’s ongoing efforts to defeat ISIL. The Vice President thanked Prime Minister Al-Abadi for his steadfast leadership in Iraq and for promoting national unity at a time of significant security challenges, including today’s ISIL attack on Ramadi. ...
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Readout of Deputy Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with IKR President Barzani

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani today to discuss a range of issues, including the important role of the Kurdish Peshmerga and the Kurdish people in the fight against ISIL.  Deputy Secretary Blinken offered condolences to President Barzani for the people who have lost their lives ...
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