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CG Palladino Visits Lalish Temple to Commemorate the Anniversary of the Yezidi Massacre

Consul General Robert Palladino visited Lalish Temple and met with Prince Hazim and the Yezidi leaders to express his condolences on the anniversary of the Yezidi Massacre committed by ISIS. Mr. Palladino said: “Today we honor the memory of those killed and we reaffirm our commitment to assisting those who are still affected. We stand ...
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PAO Gina Cabrera Visits the American Corner Erbil

Public Affairs Officer Gina Cabrera visited the American Corner Erbil located within the library at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH). She and the university’s librarian, Lesley Gaj, discussed the importance of American Spaces to provide students with free access to information about U.S. culture, education, and society, and to connect people of other cultures ...
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PAO Gina Cabrera Discusses Promoting Peaceful Coexistence Though Travel Journalism

Public Affairs Officer Gina Cabrera met with tourism journalist Wshyar Mohamed Amin to discuss his initiative to promote peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance by showcasing the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s archeological and religious sites on TV and social media. The United States supports peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance initiatives as well as the preservation of the ...
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CG Palladino Meets Yezidi Activist Murad Ismail

Consul General Robert Palladino met with Yezidi advocate Murad Ismael to hear his concerns regarding the Yezidi community. The Consul General expressed his sympathy for the upcoming anniversary of the August 3, 2014 Sinjar massacre and the August 15 Kocho village. He underscored the United States’ commitment to ensuring that Yezidis can return to their ...
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Ambassador Tueller Speaks at Seventh Annual Commemoration of the Yezidi Genocide

In an event hosted by Yazda and the Zovighian Partnership in honor of the seventh annual commemoration of the Yezidi Genocide, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller noted that “the brutality against the Yezidi community by ISIS represents a dark chapter in humanity’s shared history and must never be forgotten.”  The United States is committed ...
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