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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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